Sailors' Wives (1928)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Informed by her doctor that she is going blind, Mary Astor tearfully breaks off her engagement with Lloyd Hughes, hoping to spare him the stigma of a sightless bride. When Hughes catches up with her and demands an explanation, Astor pretends to have fallen out of love with him and further convinces him that she has turned into a shameless hussy. When blindness overtakes her, Astor shoots herself, but as luck would have it the bullet alleviates the pressure on her optic nerves, instantly restoring her sight! A tender reunion with Hughes is inevitable -- but what does all this have to do with sailors and their wives?

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blindness [physical], engagement, first-love, love, reunion, self-sacrifice, suicide