Between Friends (1924)

Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Based on a 1914 novel by Robert William Chambers, this silent melodrama from the pioneering Vitagraph Company starred one of the era's great matinee-idols, the Dutch-born Lou Tellegen. Tellegen, who had been a leading man to stage diva Sarah Bernhardt, played David Drene, whose supposedly docile wife Jessica (Anna Q. Nilsson) suddenly elopes with her husband's best friend Jack (Norman Kerry). Jessica's guilt drives her to suicide, and the affair goes unnoticed for years, until the day David announces his engagement to Cecile (Alice Calhoun) and is contacted by a jealous rival, Quair (Stuart Holmes). The evil Quair obligingly tells David of Jack's treachery, and the latter proposes to kill himself. But David, using telepathic powers, prevents the tragedy and forgives him. Between Friends was directed by Vitagraph's founder J. Stuart Blackton.




boss [employer], extramarital-affair, friendship, guilt, love-triangle, modeling, revenge, suicide, suicide-attempt, wife