The Right to Love (1930)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this melodrama, two young people fall in love and desire to wed, but their union is opposed by their families. As a result, the two decide to make love out of wedlock and the girl gets pregnant. Not long afterward, her young lover is killed and she must raise her baby alone until a much older man begins to take an interest in her. Her family is all for the union and without enthusiasm, she agrees to marry him. She then bears a daughter and swears that her daughter will know true romance. Unfortunately, she is again opposed by her husband the religious fanatic who ends up sending the girl to China as a missionary. While abroad, she meets a handsome young man, and begins to fall in love. This is confusing for her until her dying mother sends her a telepathic message encouraging her to go ahead and fall in love.

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child, China, couple, daughter, death, disapproval, family, family-disapproval, fanatic, father, husband, influence, love, marriage, message, missionary, mother, parent, pregnancy, religion, romance, teenagers, unrequited, girl, man