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The Boomerang (1913)

Virginia Chester visits her Aunt Betty who resides near an army post. Lieut. Calhoun falls in love with Virginia, and after a whirlwind courtship persuades her to marry him secretly. Helen ... See full summary »

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Virginia Chester visits her Aunt Betty who resides near an army post. Lieut. Calhoun falls in love with Virginia, and after a whirlwind courtship persuades her to marry him secretly. Helen Brassey, the daughter of the Colonel, is in love with Calhoun, and gets her father to help her win the lieutenant's affections. The Colonel holds out glowing pictures of promotion and a great future, and regrets his marriage to Virginia. She has managed to conceal her marriage from her father, extending her visit upon various excuses, and Aunt Betty aids her in the concealment. The birth of a boy makes her secret marriage a serious consideration, and she telegraphs Calhoun to come to her, he having been removed to a distant post. He wires back advising her to get a divorce, and the shock kills her. Aunt Betty raises the child and sends it to a military school, giving it her name. Twenty years elapse, and the youth is a graduate of a military academy. On her death-bed Aunt Betty tells him the story ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The war scenes are vivid
9 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A strong three-reel war subject. In the first reel we see the young officer wooing the Colonel's daughter in order to gain promotion. They are married, without the father's know-ledge, but the husband is promoted. He deserts his wife before their child is born. Twenty years elapse and the son becomes a soldier and a spy. Father and son meet in the midst of warfare, the son being the "boomerang" sent to punish his father for his early sins. The war scenes are vivid and picturesque, particularly the one where the bridge is blown up. Later the father and grandfather meet in a fatal duel. A strong war offering. - The Moving Picture World, May 31, 1913


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