Revelation (1924)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After becoming an unwed mother, Joline Hofer (Viola Dana) is cast out of her father's house. After placing her baby in a home, she becomes the party girl of the Parisian underworld. She is noticed by artist Paul Granville (Monte Blue), who uses her as a model. His paintings of her make him very successful. When he hears the tale of a barren rosebush in a monastery, he decides to paint the Madonna. Joline wants desperately to pose, but he scoffs at her offer. So she disguises herself as a boy and goes to the monastery herself. When a monk sees her posing by the rosebush, he thinks she is the Madonna. Joline tries to explain her presence, but the monk insists that the Madonna was acting through her because the bush is now blossoming. The experience causes Joline to repent her wicked ways. She gets honest employment, fetches her son, and Granville marries her.

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salvation, abandonment, artist, bad-woman-turns-good, love, marriage, modeling, religion, reunion