Wandering Fires (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Constance Bennett, still a very new star in 1925, has a more serious role than her usual light, sophisticated fare in this melodrama. Although Norman Yuell (Wallace MacDonald) is a rather prudish young man, he falls hopelessly in love with Guerda Anthony (Bennett), who has been tainted by scandal. Guerda's reputation was destroyed when she admitted to spending the night with her former fiancé, Raymond Carroll (George Hackathorne). It was just before he went to fight in the World War, where he was lost and presumed dead. When he was posthumously accused of giving information to the enemy, Guerda confessed he was with her to save his name. Yuell finds a lot to admire in Guerda and marries her, but he is tortured by the thought that she may still be pining for the lost Carroll. It turns out that Carroll didn't die, but was shell-shocked and lost his memory. When he finally returns home, he is able to recall his past. He discovers that Guerda has married and goes out of his way to salvage her damaged relationship with her husband.



battle-fatigue, false-accusation, love, reputation, self-sacrifice, soldier, treason