Unknown Love (1919)

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In this corny and unrealistic World War I drama, Doris Parker (Dolores Cassinelli) "adopts" Harry Townsend (E.K. Lincoln), a fighting soldier who has no family or friends. They write to each other, but he sends her a photograph of his friend, since he doesn't have a picture of himself. Harry is severely wounded, and Doris begs an admirer, Naval Captain Jack Tims (Robert Elliott), to sneak her on his ship and take her to France. Risking court martial, he agrees, but he is killed when the ship is attacked by an enemy sub. He is buried at sea (another inaccuracy). In France, Doris hurries to Harry's bedside, and since his face is bandaged, she doesn't know his isn't the face in the photograph. She nurses him back to health, and when the bandages finally come off, it doesn't matter to her that he's not the man in the picture -- it was his letters that made her love him. Harry returns to the U.S. and is given an honorable discharge, after which he and Doris marry and the war comes to an end.