God's Half Acre (1916)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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God's Half Acre stars J. W. Johnston as famed novelist Henry Norman. Seeking "local color" for his latest book, Norman moves into an old folks' home (today it'd be called a "senior center"). Here he falls in love with Blossom (Mabel Taliaferro), one of the staffers. Alas, Norman is already married to the icy Rose (Helen Dahl). Fate takes a hand in matters, however, leaving Norman free to follow his heart. It is fascinating to ponder the fact that many of the elderly bit players in God's Half Acre had been alive at the time of the Alamo and the Civil War. The film was adapted by June Mathis from a story by Shannon Fife.

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accident, book, car, employment, friendship, gathering, home, husband, love, moving, wife, writing