Recompense (1925)

Genres - Drama, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, War Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This romance is based on the best-selling novel by Robert Keable, which was a sequel to yet another novel, Simon Called Peter. Monte Blue stars as clergyman Peter Graham, who is in love with Julie, a nurse (Marie Prevost). Julie, however, refuses to marry him. When World War I breaks out, they both serve in the same unit. When the war ends they are demobilized in Cape Town, South Africa. Julie resumes her nursing career, while Graham goes to work at a trading post. He winds up in a dispute with the corrupt boss, Stenhouse (George Siegmann), who tries to kill him. Mosheshoe, a native loyal to Graham (Charles Stevens), kills Stenhouse, but Graham's leg is shattered. Julie rushes to him and refuses to let it be amputated. She nurses him back to health, and once again he asks her to marry him. She refuses once more and he returns to London without her. He establishes a mission in London, and one day his old sweetheart Angelica (Virginia Brown Faire) shows up. She is pregnant and in need, so Graham offers to marry her. Julie arrives in London and winds up assisting in the birth of Angelica's child. But Angelica dies, freeing Graham and Julie to finally wed.

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war, bishop, childbirth, death, doctor/nurse, extramarital-affair, hospital, journey, love, mission [quest], operation, ring [jewelry]