Burnt Wings (1920)

  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Joan (Josephine Hill), a girl from the French countryside, elopes with Ned Templeton (Frank Mayo), an American artist, and they relocate in Paris. Unfortunately, Ned is less than successful with his art, and he coincidentally falls ill. The couple finds themselves about to be evicted from their apartment, and in desperation, Joan takes to the streets. She gets money from a rich man, James Cartwright (Rudolph Christians), who appears on the scene once again in America, where the Templetons wind up living. Ned has become a renowned artist, and Cartwright's daughter has fallen in love with him. To get the girl what she wants, he encourages the Templetons to separate, and then offers Joan money to divorce Ned. She turns him down, and Ned, realizing that his wife really loves him, reconciles with her. This film was based on a play, The Primrose Path, by Bayard Veiller.