The Living Death (1915)

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Having lost his wife and son, Dr. Farrell (Fred A. Turner) focuses all his devotion on his surviving daughter Naida (Billie West). He takes her away with him to an isolated home on the California coast, where she meets their neighbor Tom O'Day (Edward J. Peil). He falls in love with Naida and longs to marry her. The hostile Dr. Farrell attempts to remove him from the picture by deliberately misdiagnosing O'Day's skin rash from poison ivy as leprosy. The distraught O'Day heads for an island leper colony and Naida attempts to drown herself, but she is rescued by O'Day, who takes her into his boat. Dr. Farrell catches up with them, admits his misdeeds, and gives them his permission to marry. 15/2rl