In the mid-1980s I was fortunate to catch a rare screening of this early silver screen relic, dusted off and presented by historian/movie fan William K. Everson at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California. It's a silent morality tale, similar in spirit to D.W. Griffith's 'Way Down East', full of unlikely tragedy and romance in the long-established tradition of classic Victorian potboilers (as if the title didn't already make that clear). The film can hardly be considered a classic, but students of early silent melodrama may enjoy seeing Margery Wilson ('Brown Eyes' in the Huguenot episode of Griffith's 1916 epic 'Intolerance') in a rare starring role.
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