Playing Dead (1915)

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James Blagwin (Sidney Drew) and his wife (Gladys Rankin Drew -Sidney's real-life spouse) have been happily married for three years, but Maddox, who claims to be a radical feminist (Donald Hall), comes between them. In reality, he wants Mrs. Blagwin for himself and through his fancy talk convinces her to leave her husband. Blagwin only wants his wife to be happy, but he can't bring himself to divorce her so he disappears. Everyone in his circle believes he is dead, and his wife realizes how much she really loved him. A few months later, he has to sneak into his old home and is found. As a result, he and his wife are reunited. This picture -- adapted for the screen by Mrs. Drew and directed by Mr. Drew -- was more dramatic than the couple's usual light comedy fare.