Her Boy (1915)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The British film industry always suffered in comparison with American movie-making and never more so than in the silent era. American stars were as popular in England than at home and few British players were able to compete. Three who made the grade were gathered in this five-reel Hepworth production about a society lush (Stewart Rome) whose gambling habit ruins his entire family and eventually leads to his own degradation and death. Rome, an old-style slick matinee-idol, was supported by British film's two leading ladies at the time, Violet Hopson and Chrissie White. Interestingly, Her Boy was distributed in America by the New York-based Thanhouser company, a nickelodeon firm whose literary aspirations closely resembled those of Hepworth's.

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death, mother, regret, sin, wife