Discarded Woman (1920)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

In this melodrama, Grace Darling plays Esther Wells, who is dumped by her husband, Martin (James Cooley), just as she's boarding a train. She gets off at the next stop, wanders into a cabin owned by Samuel Radburn (Rod LaRocque), who happens to have been swindled out of a mine by Martin. Radburn comes home from the gambling hall drunk and attacks Esther before passing out. While he's unconscious, she steals $200 from him, leaving a note that she will return it. Radburn eventually kills Martin for his swindle, but as Martin is dying, he makes Radburn promise to track down his wife. Although Radburn and Esther meet up again in New York, he doesn't realize that she is Martin's wife or the woman in the cabin. He marries her, believing himself to be the father of her child, which is about to be born. Some crooked promoters try to ruin the marriage by revealing Esther's identity, but all turns out well in the end.