The Divine Sacrifice (1918)

Drama | 4 February 1918

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HISTORY

The title of this film was changed from Carew's Wives ... More Less

The title of this film was changed from Carew's Wives . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 765.
MPN
9 Feb 18
p. 888.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 390.
MPW
5 Oct 18
p. 127.
Variety
25 Jan 18
p. 43.
Wid's
7 Feb 18
pp. 928-29.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Carew's Wives
Release Date:
4 February 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12012
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dr. David Carewe's unhappy marriage is worsened by his wife Helen's refusal to have children. Helen poses as the wife of gambler Robert Spencer in Europe, while David falls in love with Spencer's wife Madeline. When news reaches David that Spencer and his supposed wife have been killed, he weds Madeline and they have a daughter, June. Helen suddenly reappears, but David renounces her and continues to live happily with Madeline. Eighteen years later, June falls in love with a young man who is revealed as the son of Spencer and a woman to whom he was married before Madeline. Rather than ruin the budding romance, Madeline asks Helen to pose as June's mother, which restores June's name and allows the young lovers to ... +


Dr. David Carewe's unhappy marriage is worsened by his wife Helen's refusal to have children. Helen poses as the wife of gambler Robert Spencer in Europe, while David falls in love with Spencer's wife Madeline. When news reaches David that Spencer and his supposed wife have been killed, he weds Madeline and they have a daughter, June. Helen suddenly reappears, but David renounces her and continues to live happily with Madeline. Eighteen years later, June falls in love with a young man who is revealed as the son of Spencer and a woman to whom he was married before Madeline. Rather than ruin the budding romance, Madeline asks Helen to pose as June's mother, which restores June's name and allows the young lovers to marry. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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