The Tongues of Men (1916)

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Still in the leading-lady phase of her career, veteran stage actress and drama coach Constance Collier was top-billed in the Oliver Morosco production The Tongues of Men. Collier plays Jane Bartlett, a singer of such a notorious reputation (mostly undeserved) that she is openly condemned from the pulpit by the unrelenting Reverend Sturgis (Forrest Stanley). Seeking vengeance against the oh-so-pious preacher, Jane turns on the old charm and all but forces Sturgis to fall in love with her. By film's end, however, the essentially decent heroine lets Sturgis off the hook so that he may wed his virtuous sweetheart Georgine (Elizabeth Burbidge -- and, incidentally, so that she may return to her true love, Dr. Fanshawe (Lamar Johnston). Tongues of Men was based on a play by Edward Childs Carpenter.

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bishop, love, pulpit, songwriter