Out of a Clear Sky (1918)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Celeste, a young Belgian countess (Marguerite Clark) has run off to America to avoid being married off to a German prince (Raymond Bloomer). While escaping from her villainous Uncle (E.J. Radcliffe), who wants to see the marriage consummated, she winds up in Tennessee and is protected by a Southern landowner, Robert Lawrence (Thomas Meighan). The house where Celeste goes to hide is struck by lightning and is destroyed. Luckily, she was not there at the time, but Robert takes the uncle to the ruins, shows him a few burned scraps of a dress and convinces him that his niece is dead. With that, he leaves. Robert and Celeste realize finally that they were meant for each other and are married. This picture was originally a novel by Maria Thompson Davies.

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aristocracy, con/scam, escape, forbidden-love, love, marriage-arranged, romance