Possession (1919)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A typically melodramatic British silent film, Possession starred the husband-and-wife team of Henry Edwards (who also directed) and Chrissie White). He played a White Russian revolutionary and she his secret wife, a Britisher. She gives birth and for the sake of appearance is forced to marry her nasty cousin (pompous-looking Gerald Ames). Based on a trashy novel by Olive Wadley, Possession was produced by Hepworth, a British company with rather lofty if often unfulfilled ambitions.

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cousin, illegitimacy, incest, marriage-of-convenience