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The picture was originally entitled The Cross of Shame. ...

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The picture was originally entitled The Cross of Shame.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 1918
p. 1525, 1531
MPN
5 Oct 1918
p. 2257
MPW
28 Sep 1918
p. 1925
MPW
19 Oct 1918
p. 444
Variety
27 Sep 1918
p. 42
Wid's
29 Sep 1918
pp. 25-26
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Cross of Shame
Release Date:
15 September 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Thomas H. Ince, Inc.
2 September 1918
LP12828
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Upon hearing that her parents have been killed in the war, actress Jenevieve Bouchette returns to her native village of Deschon, France, and engages in Red Cross work. The Germans capture the town, and when Jenevieve refuses to submit to the amorous demands of one of the soldiers, he orders her branded with the "cross of shame." Her sweetheart, Jean Picard, now a volunteer in the French army, is seriously wounded while attempting to deliver important orders to Col. Bouchier, and Jenevieve saves his life by telling his pursuers that he is dead. After delivering the papers herself, Jenevieve visits her lover in the hospital, but he fails to recognize her, having lost his memory through shell shock. When Jean sees the cross of shame of Jenevieve's breast, however, his memory returns, and the two pledge their ...

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Upon hearing that her parents have been killed in the war, actress Jenevieve Bouchette returns to her native village of Deschon, France, and engages in Red Cross work. The Germans capture the town, and when Jenevieve refuses to submit to the amorous demands of one of the soldiers, he orders her branded with the "cross of shame." Her sweetheart, Jean Picard, now a volunteer in the French army, is seriously wounded while attempting to deliver important orders to Col. Bouchier, and Jenevieve saves his life by telling his pursuers that he is dead. After delivering the papers herself, Jenevieve visits her lover in the hospital, but he fails to recognize her, having lost his memory through shell shock. When Jean sees the cross of shame of Jenevieve's breast, however, his memory returns, and the two pledge their troth.

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

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