One Increasing Purpose (1927)

Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This portentously (and pretentiously) titled Fox Studios release stars Edmund Lowe as WWI veteran Slim Paris. Though most of his comrades died in battle, Paris returns home with nary a scratch. This convinces him that his life has a "greater purpose" in the scheme of things, so he sets about to find that purpose. Before the story has run its course, Paris has rescued his two older brothers from losing the love of their wives, selflessly sacrificing his own well-being in the process. One Increasing Purpose was adapted from a then-popular novel by A. S. M. Hutchinson.

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hero, love, rescue, self-sacrifice, veteran [military]