Synopsis by Hal Erickson
No relation to the classic 1947 "film noir" of the same name, Out of the Past, is a tearful romantic drama with a WWI background. Having lost her sweetheart Beverly Carpenter (Robert Frazer) in the war, grief-stricken Dora Prentiss (Mildred Harris) seeks solace by marrying casual acquaintance Harold Nesbitt (Ernest Wood). Having wed in haste, Dora soon learns to repent at leisure when the faithless Harold scoots off to the South Seas without her. On cue, Dora's "late" beau Carpenter -- who didn't die after all -- comes back into her life. Alas, their happiness proves short-lived when Harold returns, demanding that Dora return to him. Ultimately, Harold wises up and retires gracefully, allowing Dora and Carpenter to live out their lives together.
death, grief, husband, love, marriage, reunion, romance, war