Repentance (1922)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Queenie (Peggy Hathaway) is the young girl who is taken in by Dan Creedon (Ray Raymond) and forced to keep house for the abusive man. When Queenie becomes ill, she is taken in by the wealthy Frank Hepburn (Roy Hammond). Frank's social snob of a mother accuses her son and Queenie of immorality. When Dan returns to assault Queenie, she is saved by her friend Toby Willis (Geoffrey Benstead), a young street pedlar who sells flowers to survive. Queenie learns from a dying man that she is the daughter of a titled family in this sentimental melodrama.

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abuse, child, adoption, aristocracy, child-abuse, confession [criminal], disinheritance, family, father, forbidden-love, marriage, physical-abuse