Fettered Woman (1917)

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When her father goes broke and commits suicide, Angelina Allende (Alice Joyce) is left with no money, only the old homestead and a lot of worthless land. Some real estate sharks, Jack Wolver (Donald McBride) and Adolph Bink (Templar Saxe) try to swindle her out of what little she has, but when they take her to a restaurant, Bink attacks her. An argument springs up between the two men, and Bink is shot. They accuse Angelina of the shooting, however, and she is sent to a reformatory. When she gets out and returns home to the village, she is ostracized. In need of money, she advertises for boarders and a man from the city, James Deane (Webster Campbell) responds.This comedy-drama was based on the novel Anne's Bridge) by Robert W. Chambers, a very popular author during the days of silent cinema.