Heart Strings (1920)

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In this melodrama, the usually virile William Farnum was cast against type as a violinist who is devoted to his sister. Pierre Fournel (Farnum) and his sister Gabrielle (Betty Milburn) are residents of a Quebec village. Gabrielle is married to Rouget (Rowland G. Edwards), a ne'er-do-well who is merely taking advantage of her. Kathleen Noyes, a New York society girl (Gladys Coburn), comes to the village and is entranced by Fournel's violin playing. Her fiancé Rupert Blake (Robert Cain) is furiously jealous, and plots with Rouget to destroy Fournel's reputation. When he travels to New York, Fournel learns that Rouget isn't married to Gabrielle after all. In addition, Fournel is falsely accused of theft. He clears up the charge, then goes to Quebec and gives Rouget a sound thrashing (finally showing some of that Farnum feistiness). Rouget reforms and does right by Gabrielle.