All Roads Lead to Calvary (1921)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - UK  |  
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British humorist/essayist Jerome K. Jerome had a fondness for exploring Christian themes within contemporary settings. Jerome's best-known work, Passing of the Third Floor Black, featured a Christ-like character who profoundly changes the lives of the residents of a seedy boarding house. 1921's All Roads Lead to Calvary travels in wealthier circles, but Jerome's trademarked mysticism is never far from the surface. Bertram Burleigh stars as a Member of Parliament who thinks nothing of cheating on his common-law wife Manna Gray. He takes a mistress, played by Mary Ordette, and virtually flaunts his indiscretions in public. Burleigh finally "sees the light" when his spouse tries to commit suicide, whereupon he not only gives up Ordette, but also his career.

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career, extramarital-affair, forbidden-love, love, mistress, Parliament, poison, suicide, suicide-attempt, wife