Triumph of the Weak (1918)

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Paroled after a three-year prison term, young widow Edith (Clara Kimball Young) hopes to reclaim her child, who has been placed in an orphan asylum. When the authorities refuse to grant Edith custody of the boy, she sneaks into the orphanage and "kidnaps" the kid. After a period of aimless wandering, our heroine finds a job at a department store, where she meets and falls in love with store superintendent Jim Roberts (Walter McGrail). Kept in the dark about Edith's past, Jim marries her and adopts her child. Trouble begins anew when Edith's former cellmate Mabel (Adele de Garde) shows up, demanding that Edith join her in a robbery lest Mabel tell all to Jim. The long-suffering Edith is saved from disgrace and re-imprisonment by a sensitive detective (Templar Saxe), who sees to it that she is remanded in the custody of her forgiving husband.