Called Back (1914)

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Running four reels, the British Called Back concentrates on Russian revolutionaries -- or, as they were then known, the Nihilists. The story begins in London, where a revolutionary leader lives in exile with his nephew and niece. He is abruptly swept back into his previous existence when a fellow Nihilist invades his London townhouse. The intruder shoots and kills the nephew, which action causes the niece to lose her memory. Another witness to the murder is a blind beggar, who is permitted to live because he cannot identify the killer. But two years later, the blind man's eyesight is miraculously restored, as is the niece's memory. Unaware of each other's true identities, the two witnesses fall in love. Only when the girl's uncle is captured and shipped off to Siberia do the hero and heroine realize the symbiotic nature of their relationship.