Forgiven, or the Jack O'Diamonds (1914)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |  
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Forgiven, or the Jack O'Diamonds was a seven-reel cineamadaptation of the warhorse Clay M. Greene play of the same name. Replacing the original stage version's Frederick Bryton in the leading role was Bryton's equally talented son, Edwin Forsberg. It was a standard "redemption" melodrama, in which the hero, a shifty-eyed gambler, immediately reforms after rescuing a child from drowning. This makes the gambler an ideal matrimonial candidate for the heroine, played by Caroline French. Forgiven was filmed on location in Florida by the now-obscure firm of Stellar Photoplays.

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gambling, going-straight, love, one-against-odds, redemption, romance