The Hidden Scar (1916)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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This story was very much typical of its era -- Janet Hall (Ethel Clayton) is "wronged" by Henry Dalton (Montagu Love) and becomes pregnant. She has the child and begs Dalton to marry her but he refuses. However, when he comes to a sudden end, he leaves her with a cottage and a small income. Then she meets and falls in love with Dale Overton (Irving Cummings), a minister who's fond of preaching the virtues of charity and forgiveness. Because of her past, she refuses to marry him at first, but finally, because of his sermons, she gives in. But when he discovers that she's a "fallen woman," all his ideals fly out the window and he renounces her. It takes an angry harangue from his friend Stuart Doane (Holbrook Blinn) for Overton to realize his hypocrisy and take Janet back.

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bishop, forgiveness, friendship, love, past, truth, woman