The Other Man (1918)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Discovering that his wife has been unfaithful, doctor John Stedman (Harry T. Morey crawls into a bottle an ends up on skid row. Eventually he is forced to use his medical skills to save the life of a wounded gangster. Out of gratitude, the crook's chums help Stedman to re-establish himself as an underworld surgeon, whereupon he cuts out the booze and changes his name to Martin West. Meanwhile, socialite Dorothy Harmon (Grace Darmond) takes up residence in the slums to win a bet. She meets "Dr. West," who assumes that she's broke and helps her get a domestic job at his boarding house. Falling in love with the dedicated doctor, Dorothy uses her connections to get him back into society. In the intervening years, Dorothy and Stedman are separated, but with her help he returns to his former social status. The hero and heroine are unexpectedly reunited when Stedman answers an emergency call at a ritzy mansion and is forced to operate on the ailing Dorothy.

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doctor/nurse, emergency, employment, fate, gangster, loot, love, lover, motel, operation, regeneration, search, slums, surgery, wife