Martyr Sex (1924)

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Dr. Ross Wayne (William Fairbanks) takes a job in the hill country where a long-standing feud continues. When Branch Paxton (Les Bates) is wounded, the call goes out for the doctor to make a housecall. Branch abuses his wife (Billie Bennett) and daughter Beulah (Dorothy Reiver), while his son Lem (Pat Harmon) abuses the two women as well. Dr. Wayne finds Branch near death and determines the only thing that can save the man is to amputate his arm. Branch is furious when he recovers, and Lem recruits Ed Cater (Frank S. Hagney) to help him kill the doctor. Wayne and Beulah escape into the woods with the three angry men in pursuit. The doctor saves Beulah with an emergency blood transfusion by tricking Lem in to the shack to act as the donor.

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abuse, amputation, daughter, doctor/nurse, escape, family-feud, feud, revenge, son