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The working title of this film was Bearing Her Cross . Some scenes in the film were shot at the palisades at Santa Monica, CA. Sources disagree concerning the actor playing "Hank Dobbs." Some credit Walter Edwards, while others credit Walter ... More Less

The working title of this film was Bearing Her Cross . Some scenes in the film were shot at the palisades at Santa Monica, CA. Sources disagree concerning the actor playing "Hank Dobbs." Some credit Walter Edwards, while others credit Walter Perkins. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Dec 17
p. 1352.
MPN
29 Dec 17
p. 4386.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 1956.
MPW
6 Nov 20
ad following p. 1.
NYDM
29 Dec 17
p. 17.
Variety
21 Dec 17
p. 44.
Wid's
20 Dec 17
p. 817.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 January 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,493
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Weak-willed Roy Hanford, driven from his father's house by the coldness of his stone-hearted wife and the sanctimonious attitude of his father, the deacon, flees to the city. There he is befriended by Breeze Ballard, a salesman for the Ajax Hardware Company who arranges for Roy to work in the office. Roy falls in love with the firm's secretary, Jeanie MacGregor, and the two are married. A year later, Roy is happy with his wife and newborn child when his father appears, accompanied by an officer carrying a warrant that charges Roy with bigamy. To save himself from the penitentiary, Roy denies the marriage and deserts Jeanie. Jeanie follows her drunken husband, who falls from a cliff and dies. She then becomes a target for the hypocritical deacon who attempts to rally the villagers to drive her from town. The deacon is defeated by the appearance of Breeze, who produces proof of Jeanie's marriage and pledges his own love to ... +


Weak-willed Roy Hanford, driven from his father's house by the coldness of his stone-hearted wife and the sanctimonious attitude of his father, the deacon, flees to the city. There he is befriended by Breeze Ballard, a salesman for the Ajax Hardware Company who arranges for Roy to work in the office. Roy falls in love with the firm's secretary, Jeanie MacGregor, and the two are married. A year later, Roy is happy with his wife and newborn child when his father appears, accompanied by an officer carrying a warrant that charges Roy with bigamy. To save himself from the penitentiary, Roy denies the marriage and deserts Jeanie. Jeanie follows her drunken husband, who falls from a cliff and dies. She then becomes a target for the hypocritical deacon who attempts to rally the villagers to drive her from town. The deacon is defeated by the appearance of Breeze, who produces proof of Jeanie's marriage and pledges his own love to her. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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