Deserted at the Altar (1922)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This melodrama, with all its standard trappings, was adapted the stage play by Pierce Kingsley, which in turn was based on Grace Miller's novel. Bessie Love stars as orphaned country girl Anna Moore, who, along with her brother, Tommy (Frankie Lee), is being raised by hypocritical Squire Simpson (Tully Marshall). Anna is due to come into an inheritance, and Simpson and his son plot to get their hands on the money. Anna falls in love with Bob Crandall, a visitor from the city (William Scott), and they plan to marry. But the ceremony is interrupted by the appearance of a woman (Barbara Tennant) with a baby, who accuses Crandall of betraying her. Anna returns home, brokenhearted and ready to marry Simpson's son. But the Squire overplays his hand by insisting that Crandall be run out of town. This sets into motion a series of events that wind up proving his innocence. The woman confesses that it is the Squire's son, not Crandall, who is the baby's father, and Crandall and Anna are finally united.

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con/scam, brother, city, custody, father, inheritance, love, lynching, marriage, orphan, romance, scheme, secrets, seduction, son, toddlers, wedding