When Destiny Wills (1921)

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This low-budget western melodrama finds Grace Davison and her lover caught in a cabin during a raging snowstorm. The two are separated and the man believes she has run out on him. The woman tries to survive by working in a factory to support herself and her young child. When she loses her job, she attempts suicide, before a wealthy lumber baron proposes marriage. The couple relocates in the West and when the husband dies, he leaves everything to his widow. The widow and her original lover meet when he seeks to close a deal with her firm while working for another lumber baron. The two are able to explain their mutual estrangement as they try to reconcile their differences.

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abandonment, factory, love, lover, marriage, poverty, reconciliation, reunion, separation, snowstorm, suicide, survivor, widow/widower