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Cast overview:
Laura Oakley ...
Sister Agnes
Ray Gallagher ...
Don Manuel
Don Valesquez
Beatrice Van ...
The Wife
Felix Walsh ...
The Child


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Short | Drama





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15 October 1914 (USA)  »

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Her Life's Story (1914) -- Lost Film
25 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Born of lowly parents, Carlotta ( Pauline Bush ), is adopted by the nobleman Don Valasquez ( Lon Chaney ) and is raised to womanhood. She has grown up, and fallen in love, with Valasquez' son Don Manuel ( Ray Gallagher ), but he is sent off to the court of the King. Six years later, the son returns with a wife ( Beatrice Van ) and small child. Carlotta becomes obsessed with hatred and one day, she sees the child reaching for a rose on the window sill. The child ( Felix Walsh ) begins to lose its balance and Carlotta, still filled with hatred, does nothing. The child falls and is killed. Later, Carlotta feels remorse and joins a nunnery, where from her window she can see the boy's grave. Thirteen years later she tells Sister Agnes ( Laura Oakley ) her story, and says that each year, on the anniversary of the boy's death, his spirit appears before her with a cross of blood on his forehead. That day is the anniversary, but this time the spirit appears and Carlotta recognizes in him the Christ child and knows she has been forgiven.

This 1914 silent drama was produced by the Rex Motion Picture Company, starring Pauline Bush and Lon Chaney. Sadly it remains a lost silent film.

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