Mother O' Mine (1917)

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Although he is devoted to his sweet, gray-haired old mother (Ruby Lafayette), country boy John Standing (Rupert Julian) craves a different sort of female companionship. Only one problem: The object of his affections, wealthy Catherine Thurston (Ruth Clifford), barely knows that John is alive. Eventually, however, John wins Catherine's hand in marriage, and the two set up housekeeping in her lavish family mansion. When John's mother pays a visit, the nouveau riche hero snubs her and even tells Catherine that the old lady is his family nurse. Her heart cleft in twain, Mother Standing heads wearily home, but en route she makes the acquaintance of a kindly policeman. Apprised of John's snootishness, the cop takes it upon himself to bring mother and son back together -- by brute force, if necessary!

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abandonment, business, execution, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, imprisonment, lawyer, love, mistress