Nancy's Birthright (1916)

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Edythe Sterling plays a dual role in the Signal Films potboiler Nancy's Birthright. Both of Sterling's characters are named Nancy Levine: One is the daughter of an unspeakably cruel father, and the other is the daughter's daughter. After suffering heroically at the hands of her wicked stepfather, the younger Nancy Levine discovers that she is actually the grandchild of incredibly wealthy John Martingale (Murdock MacQuarrie, who also directed). In the end, Nancy's birthright is restored, while her horrible father is served up a heaping helping of Just Desserts. Actor-director MacQuarrie usually confined his talents to three-reelers, which may be why this five-reel effort seemed to be unduly padded.

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abuse, father, heir, physical-abuse, rags-to-riches