A Cumberland Romance (1920)

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The trade magazine Motion Picture News called Mary Miles Minter "a clever little star when she has the right backing." Read between the lines, it hints at the limitations of her talent. Here she had solid backing with co-stars like Monte Blue and John Bowers and an accomplished director in Charles Maigne. Easter Hicks (Minter) lives in the Cumberland mountains. Her father (Guy Oliver) is a moonshiner who is in hiding from the revenue officers. She meets Clayton (Bowers), a city man, and falls in love with him in spite of her father's violent disapproval. Another mountain dweller, Sherd Raines (Blue), loves Easter, but he is willing to give her up when Clayton convinces him that he is willing to marry the girl. Raines has been studying to become a preacher and he offers to perform the ceremony. But Pap Hicks shows up at the wedding with a gun, intending to kill Clayton. Raines jumps in front of Clayton to protect him, but Easter tries to protect Raines and takes the shot. As she recovers from her wound, she realizes she really loves Raines, and Clayton hands over the wedding ring.

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alcoholism, challenge, city, conflict, engineering, family-disapproval, father, forbidden-love, groom [bridegroom], love, mountains, parent, party, romance, wealth, weapons, wedding