Woman's Power (1916)

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Newt Spooner (Douglas MacLean) was thrown in jail because of the testimony of MacAllister Falkins (E.M. Kimball), and now that he's out, he has sworn revenge. But the woman Newt loves, Minerva Rawlins (musical comedy star Mollie King, in her film debut), tries to discourage him from his hotheaded pursuit. When the Spanish war breaks out, Falkins forms a volunteer company, and Newt and one of his relations, Red Pete (Charles Mitchell), both sign up. They leave their home in the Kentucky mountains and head for the Philippines, where Falkins becomes friendly with Newt. Newt, however, is still looking for his chance at vengeance until Red leaves the company in favor of the enemy. Newt ends up capturing him and brining him to justice. Through this, he realizes that a man can care for a friend, even if he has committed a crime. With this knowledge, he forgets about retribution and returns home to Minerva, changed much for the better. This picture was based on a story by Charles Neville Buck.