Little Italy (1921)

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This little human interest drama was not set in New York's Little Italy district, but at a settlement of Italian truck farmers near Stamford, CT. Alice Brady, at the time a spirited young star, plays the lead role of Rosa Mascani. The Mascani clan has had an ongoing feud with the Tumullos and Rosa's father, Marco (George Fawcett), has passed his hatred onto his daughter. After serving five years on the Italian front during the World War, Antonio Tumullo (Norman Kerry) returns to the settlement and falls in love with Rosa. Although Rosa repulses his advances, she can't help noticing that he's very attractive. She toys with all her suitors, much to the annoyance of her father. He picks out a mate for her -- the wealthiest man in the settlement -- but she turns him down. Finally she vows to wed the first man she meets -- who happens to be Antonio. Once the ceremony is over, however, she insists that she still hates him. In spite of their frequent arguments, Rosa manages to get pregnant. Not wanting to raise her child under her husband's roof, she runs away, but once she becomes a mother, she has a change of heart and the couple are reunited.

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daughter, family-feud, father, love, marriage-of-convenience, murder, pregnancy