Forever After (1926)

Genres - Drama, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama, War Drama  |  
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This sentimental romance was based on the stage play by Owen Davis. Ted Wayne (Lloyd Hughes) and Jennie Clayton (Mary Astor) are childhood sweethearts who automatically assume they will always be together. But Ted is poor and Jennie is wealthy, and her mother (Eulalie Jensen) wants her to marry Jack Randall, a man of her own station (Hiram Cooley). Mrs. Clayton convinces Ted that he must break up with Jennie because he will never be able to properly support her. With a heavy heart, Ted follows her advice and leaves town with his mother (Lila Leslie). Jennie, however, refuses to marry her mother's choice, and when World War I breaks out she becomes a Red Cross nurse and goes to Europe. Ted has enlisted and he, too, is in France. He is seriously wounded in battle and taken to a hospital. In his delirious state he calls out for Jennie. Since she is actually at the hospital, she comes to him and they are reunited.

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war, college, conflict, courage, daughter, disapproval, family-disapproval, football, football-star, forbidden-love, girl, jilted, love, millionaire, mother, parent, reunion, socialite, wound [injury]