Iris (1915)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This English-made picture was based on the play by Sir Arthur Pinero). Iris (Alma Taylor) is raised in luxury, far removed from real life. When circumstances render her penniless she is forced to compromise her morals and become the mistress of Maldonado (Henry Ainley) -- even though she loves Trenwith (Stewart Rome). But Maldonado eventually throws her out into the street. In Pinero's play, Trenwith returns and when he discovers Iris's affair with Maldonado, he won't have anything to do with her. But in the film he forgives her, which makes a happy ending possible. This is proof that it wasn't just Hollywood that candy-coated its stories!

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forbidden, widow/widower