Scars of Jealousy (1923)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |  
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The handsome but uninspired Lloyd Hughes plays a young Cajun man in this drama produced by Thomas Ince. Jeff Newland (Edward Burns) is an unruly youth whose aristocratic Southern father, Colonel Newland (Frank Keenan), disowns him. In his place, the colonel adopts Coddy Jakes, a Cajun boy (Hughes), and sets out to educate him. Coddy saves family friend Helen Meanix (Marguerite de la Motte) from a runaway horse. When he finds out about Jeff's dissolute ways, he kidnaps him and takes him to the mountains. Through sheer force of will, Coddy makes Jeff reform, and they become fast friends. Coddy is falsely accused of murdering a revenue officer and thrown in jail. Jeff and his father, who have reconciled, save Coddy from being lynched. Meanwhile, Coddy's fellow Cajuns have set the forests on fire in an attempt to burn the town down. Helen goes after Coddy and reveals that she loves him. They are overcome by the smoke, but a rescuing party finds them still alive.



disinheritance, family-member, family-separation, father, heir, jealousy, lynching, rescue