Sealed Hearts (1919)

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In an attempt to keep gold diggers away from his son Jack (Eugene O'Brien), Frank Prentiss (Robert Edeson) tells him he must keep his mind on business if he wants to be successful. Jack, rather naively, swallows this line. So when Frank falls in love with Kate Gray (Lucille Lee Stewart), the young daughter of a family friend, Jack is dumbfounded. Kate doesn't want anything to do with the old man, but her parents (John Dean and Ethel Kingsley) have just found out they're broke and they want Kate to marry into money. Finally she accedes, but the marriage is not a happy one, and she finds a sympathetic ear in Jack. Frank becomes jealous over the growing empathy between his wife and his son, and finally he explodes during a dinner party. The force of his rage causes him to have a heart attack. He dies, leaving Jack and Kate to find happiness together. At the time, Eugene O'Brien was best known as leading man to Norma Talmadge. This picture was supposed to be a starring vehicle for him, but once again he found himself playing second fiddle, this time to Robert Edeson.