Man Who Fights Alone (1924)

Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Marble (William Farnum) and Bob Alten (a miscast Edward Everett Horton) both love Marion (Lois Wilson). Marble wins her and Bob is relegated to family friend. Marble spends so much time at his work as a successful construction engineer that he has a mental and physical breakdown. Confined to a wheelchair, he invites Alten to become his business partner. Because of the circumstances, Alten and Marion become close once again. Marble becomes convinced that they are having an affair and that he is only in the way. When a bridge breaks he sees his way out -- he can commit suicide and make it look like an accident. Before he can push himself into the water, he sees his little girl heading towards the bridge. In a panic, Marble gets out of his wheelchair and goes after her. Marion is also endangered, and Marble saves both her and their daughter. Now that he has regained the use of his legs, Marble realizes that Marion has been true all along and the couple is happy once more.

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daughter, extramarital-affair, handicap, pregnancy, rescue, suicide, suspicion