Guilty of Love (1920)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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In this so-so adaptation of the play This Man, This Woman by Avery Hopwood, Dorothy Dalton plays Thelma Miller, who is forced to seek gainful employment after the death of her father leaves her penniless. She gets work as a governess for a wealthy family and becomes involved with the son, Norris Townsend (Edward Langford). He promises to marry her, but when he returns from Europe to find she is pregnant, his enthusiasm is considerably dampened. Thelma, however, is determined that the child will have a name, so she forces him to wed her at gun point, then disappears. After she's gone, Townsend decides he really does love her and goes searching for her. It takes him five years, but he eventually locates Thelma, working as a schoolteacher in a country village. She tries to make him leave, but when he refuses to go without his son, she finally agrees to reconcile.

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guilt, love, marriage, reunion