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The title of this film was changed from The Cry of the Unborn ... More Less

The title of this film was changed from The Cry of the Unborn . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Jun 17
p. 1175.
MPN
2 Jun 17
p. 3460.
MPW
2 Jun 17
p. 1458, 1501
NYDM
1 Sep 17
p. 1432.
Variety
18 May 17
p. 23.
Wid's
24 May 17
p. 325.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Cry of the Unborn
Release Date:
2 June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10742
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ellen Franklin marries John Locke, but refuses to bear him children because three generations of the women in her family have died in childbirth. Because of his wife's attitude, Locke finds himself drawn to his old love, Constance, now a widow with a child who bears her name. After her sister Marion dies in childbirth, Ellen becomes more obsessed. One day, little Constance seeks Locke at his home but instead finds Ellen, who begins to drive her home. En route, they have a car accident and are hospitalized. When a fire breaks out in the hospital, at the risk of her own life, Ellen rescues Constance and restores her to her mother. With her fear of death vanquished, Ellen no longer dreads having a child, and Locke returns to ... +


Ellen Franklin marries John Locke, but refuses to bear him children because three generations of the women in her family have died in childbirth. Because of his wife's attitude, Locke finds himself drawn to his old love, Constance, now a widow with a child who bears her name. After her sister Marion dies in childbirth, Ellen becomes more obsessed. One day, little Constance seeks Locke at his home but instead finds Ellen, who begins to drive her home. En route, they have a car accident and are hospitalized. When a fire breaks out in the hospital, at the risk of her own life, Ellen rescues Constance and restores her to her mother. With her fear of death vanquished, Ellen no longer dreads having a child, and Locke returns to her. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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