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Ashburn VA US [X]

Proving His Love; or, The Ruse of a Beautiful Woman (1911)

Drama | Romance | Short

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Lloyd Stanwood, a young reporter, is assigned by the managing editor to interview a famous actress, by the name of Alice Gordon. He lands the interview, secures her photograph and finds himself fin love at the close of the session. When a telephone announcement is sent in to the paper that Miss Gordon is engaged to Mr. Riche, Stanwood is disconcerted, especially when the rest of the boys join in a hearty laugh at the expense of his discomfiture. Miss Gordon denies this rumor to Stanwood when he asks her for its confirmation. Two weeks later, Alice Gordon is injured in an automobile accident. Stanwood goes to the hospital, interrogates the nurse, is very much relieved when he learns that she is not fatally hurt. Some weeks after this interview, Miss Gordon leaves the hospital and goes to her home. She is a woman of ideas and to test the love of her many admirers, she disfigures her face with an ugly scar that would test the depth or superficiality of any man's pretension of affection. Her adorers begin to arrive; she discloses the horrible blemish to her countenance. One after the other shows his insincerity. Lloyd Stanwood is announced, he greets and congratulates Miss Gordon on her recovery and declares anew his love, she shows the scar and tells him that he would not want to marry a woman with such a repulsive mark. He repudiates the reflection upon his truthfulness and honor. She cannot longer keep in suspense a man who has so fully proven his and won her love. Dipping her handkerchief in a glass of water, she removes the painted scar from her face. Alice holds out both her hands, he understands and readily clasping them in his, draws her closely to him and she rests her head upon his breast.
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