The Heart of a Child (1920)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Sally (Alla Nazimova), a resident of London's Limehouse district, finds herself alone when her drunken father kills her mother. She goes to work in a factory, but is hit by a car containing Lady Dorothea (Claire DuBrey) and Lord Kidderminster (Charles Bryant, Nazimova's real-life partner). Kidderminster makes sure she is treated well at the hospital and then gets her a job as a model. A theatrical manager discovers her dancing talent, and Kidderminster backs her in the highly successful Verandah Revue. None of this changes Sally; she remains a sweet young girl who would not even imagine giving into Kidderminster's advances. As a result, he falls madly in love with her. His parents, Lord Fortive and Lady Fortive (Joseph Kilgour and Jane Sterling) are horrified, and Dorothea tries to destroy Sally's reputation. None of this works, and Sally herself wins over the stern Lady Fortive. Sally's childlike nature earns her the hand of Lord Kidderminster.