The Bigamist (1921)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This heavy-handed, English-made drama (adapted from the novel by E.E. Mills Young) depended far too much on its title cards to advance the plot. Pamela and Herbert Arnott (Ivy Duke and Julian Royce) have been happily married for six years. Then it turns out that they aren't really married at all -- Arnott is still wed to his first wife, who refused to give him a divorce. Although he tells Pamela that she is the only woman he has ever loved, she refuses to forgive him and only stays for the children's sake. The couple's relationship becomes so strained that Arnott begins a flirtation with the governess and when he disappears, Pamela assumes that the two of them have run off together. But George Dare, an admirer of Pamela's (Guy Newall, who also directed), finds out that Arnott has fallen seriously ill and is in the hospital. Since she has discovered that his first wife has died, Pamela goes to him, and they get legally married at last. Dare, who has lost Pamela by revealing the whereabouts of Arnott, moves on.

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child, husband, wife