Love's Wilderness (1924)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Linda Lou Heath (Corinne Griffith) is raised in a small Louisiana town by her two maiden aunts (Emily Fitzroy and Anne Schaefer). The aunts keep her ignorant of real life, so when physician David Terman (Holmes Herbert) treats her like a child, he may have good reason but it angers her anyhow. Before he leaves for Africa to work at a French penal colony, they promise to marry. While he is gone, Linda Lou falls prey to the flattery of wanderer Paul L'Estrange (Ian Keith), and she marries him instead. They travel to Canada, but L'Estrange soon grows tired of domestic life and fakes his death so he can run away on an expedition with Moreau (Adolph Milar). The two men wind up being sent to the penal colony where Terman was working. Terman, however, has returned home and married Linda Lou. When he brings her back to the penal colony she gets lost in a rainstorm and is found by L'Estrange, who was part of a big prison escape. Terman sees them together and believes that she is still in love with him. He is ready to obtain clemency for L'Estrange, but Moreau kills him. Linda Lou admits that she has loved Terman all along and the tale ends happily.

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aristocracy, convict, deception, doctor/nurse, escape, escaped-convict, fake, girl, husband, imprisonment, island, killing, love, love-triangle, medical, missionary, moving, practice [professional], prison, release, wanderer