Bridges Burned (1917)

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When Mary O'Brien (Madame Olga Petrova) falls in love with Ernest Randall (Mahlon Hamilton), the younger son of an English baronet, she gives herself completely to him and becomes pregnant. Her father (Robert Broderick), an Irish gentleman, finds this out and demands that she marry Randall. But Mary will have none of a forced wedding, since she is able to earn a living and support the child. Randall admires her attitude and now really wants to marry her, but she still thinks he is being forced and consents only when an old servant points out that she has no right to deny her baby a name. Once the ceremony is done, however, she leaves and finds employment in a cotton mill. She gets a promotion and takes on welfare work for the employees. Her good deeds are reported in the London papers and her husband tracks her down. But before she returns, Mary wants him to make a man of himself, so he enlists. He comes back a hero and, because of his brother's death, becomes the Earl of Randall. Finally he and Mary are reunited.