Flower of the Dusk (1918)

Drama | 12 August 1918

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ETR
13 Jul 18
p. 470.
MPN
7 Sep 18
p. 1605.
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 885.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 1118.
Wid's
1 Sep 18
pp. 9-10.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed (New York, 1908).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
12 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 August 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12767
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Blind Ambrose North is tormented by the suspicion that his wife Constance committed suicide when their crippled daughter Barbara was only two, because she did not love him. Before her death, Constance wrote Barbara a letter to be opened on the girl's twenty-first birthday, but when Barbara opens it and learns that her mother killed herself to escape a doomed love affair with Lawrence Austin, she invents a different story for Ambrose, knowing that the truth would hurt him too deeply. When a surgeon restores Ambrose's sight, Barbara's aunt Miriam, who was loved by Ambrose before he met Constance, decides to gain her revenge by giving the letter to him, but in his eagerness to read it, he removes his bandages too soon. Barbara, who also has been cured by the doctor, tries on her mother's wedding gown, and Ambrose, in his delirium, believes that she is the spirit of Constance returning to assure him of her love. He dies happily, and later, Barbara marries Lawrence's son ... +


Blind Ambrose North is tormented by the suspicion that his wife Constance committed suicide when their crippled daughter Barbara was only two, because she did not love him. Before her death, Constance wrote Barbara a letter to be opened on the girl's twenty-first birthday, but when Barbara opens it and learns that her mother killed herself to escape a doomed love affair with Lawrence Austin, she invents a different story for Ambrose, knowing that the truth would hurt him too deeply. When a surgeon restores Ambrose's sight, Barbara's aunt Miriam, who was loved by Ambrose before he met Constance, decides to gain her revenge by giving the letter to him, but in his eagerness to read it, he removes his bandages too soon. Barbara, who also has been cured by the doctor, tries on her mother's wedding gown, and Ambrose, in his delirium, believes that she is the spirit of Constance returning to assure him of her love. He dies happily, and later, Barbara marries Lawrence's son Roger. +

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