Should a Husband Forgive? (1919)

Drama | 1 November 1919

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HISTORY

The copyright entry lists the film at seven reels, but all other sources call it a ... More Less

The copyright entry lists the film at seven reels, but all other sources call it a six-reeler. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 Nov 19
p. 1875.
MPN
1 Nov 19
p. 3349.
Variety
31 Oct 19
p. 57.
Wid's
18 Jan 20
pp. 23-24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
9 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14432
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Mary Carroll's husband learns that she has had an affair, he challenges her former lover to a duel and is killed. Mary is thrown out by her husband's wealthy family and separated from her little boy, John Carroll, Jr. Years later, John Jr. falls in love with Ruth Fulton, the daughter of the horse trainer for Rex Burleigh. When her father dies, Ruth accepts Rex's offer to care for her, but she leaves the expensive apartment he has provided when she learns his true motives. Boxer and former jockey Kid Dugan kills Rex because he also loves Ruth. Ruth later becomes a secretary to Mary, unaware that she is John Jr.'s mother. Ruth leaves after Mary learns of her involvement with Rex, then Mary acknowledges to John Jr. that she is his mother. John Jr. introduces Ruth to his mother, who advises her to confess everything to her son. Ruth does so, but John Jr. refuses to believe in her innocence. When John Jr. is set up to lose on a big horse race, Ruth rushes in and rides the horse to victory and is forgiven by John ... +


After Mary Carroll's husband learns that she has had an affair, he challenges her former lover to a duel and is killed. Mary is thrown out by her husband's wealthy family and separated from her little boy, John Carroll, Jr. Years later, John Jr. falls in love with Ruth Fulton, the daughter of the horse trainer for Rex Burleigh. When her father dies, Ruth accepts Rex's offer to care for her, but she leaves the expensive apartment he has provided when she learns his true motives. Boxer and former jockey Kid Dugan kills Rex because he also loves Ruth. Ruth later becomes a secretary to Mary, unaware that she is John Jr.'s mother. Ruth leaves after Mary learns of her involvement with Rex, then Mary acknowledges to John Jr. that she is his mother. John Jr. introduces Ruth to his mother, who advises her to confess everything to her son. Ruth does so, but John Jr. refuses to believe in her innocence. When John Jr. is set up to lose on a big horse race, Ruth rushes in and rides the horse to victory and is forgiven by John Jr. +

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

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