Man without a Heart (1924)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This independently made feature boasted to have an all-star cast. That statement had a certain amount of truth to it; the names of these actors were certainly well-known in their day. But, they were minor stars at best, and their fame did not extend much beyond the silent era. Rufus Asher (Kenneth Harlan) believes that Barbara Wier (Jane Novak) is plotting to run off with Edmund Hyde (David Powell), who is married to Asher's sister, Linda (Faire Binney). To put a halt to the affair, Asher kidnaps Barbara and hides her in a mountain cabin. But Barbara sends word out to Hyde of her whereabouts through a tramp. Asher goes out for supplies and when he returns unexpectedly, Barbara thinks it's the tramp, coming back to attack her, and shoots at him. Asher is wounded, and as Barbara nurses him back to health, she explains what was really going on -- she and Hyde were working to stop Linda from running off with Hugh Langely (Bradley Barker). Her friendship with Hyde is completely innocent.

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damsel-in-distress, marriage, rescue