The Girl Who Came Back (1918)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

This crook drama was based on the play Leah Kleschna by C.M.S. McClellan. Minnie Maddern Fiske essayed the starring role on the boards; onscreen, Ethel Clayton played the lead. Like father like daughter -- Michael Hartner (esteemed character actor and notorious scene-stealer Theodore Roberts) is a burglar and his assistant is his daughter, Lois (Clayton). When Lois' life is endangered, George Bayard, a politician (Elliot Dexter), comes to her rescue. Later on, she is caught riffling Bayard's safe. Bayard is able to convince her to go straight. Lois goes out West and in spite of a number of temptations and downright coercion from her former associates, she is able to stick to her resolve. Eventually Bayard comes out West himself and when he is able to track Lois down, they marry. This picture is not to be confused with the 1923 Miriam Cooper film of the same name.