Out of the Fog (1919)

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Alla Nazimova indulges her penchant for high melodrama in this screen adaptation of an Austen Adams stage play, Ception Shoals. She plays a woman, Faith, whose life is shattered when her lover dies. Faith's brother Job (Henry Harmon) locks her away in a lighthouse, but she jumps from the tower rather than be imprisoned. Faith's daughter, however, lives on. The girl Eve (also played by Nazimova) grows into her teens, sheltered from the world by her puritanical uncle. But Eve nevertheless manages to encounter a young man, Phillip Blake (Charles Bryant), who comes from "out of the fog." When Phillip returns for Eve, he has to deal with her crusty, malevolent guardian. The screenplay was familiar terrain for Nazimova; she had also starred in the stage version.

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brother, daughter, death, family-disapproval, imprisonment, lighthouse, love, over-protective, suicide, teenagers