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The Lifted Veil (1917)

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Overcome with guilt after having an affair with her best friends husband, Clorinda hopes to escape her past by moving to Europe, where she meets Malcolm, a decent man who falls in love with... See full summary »

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Clorinda Gildersleeve
Frank Gillmore ...
Reverend Arthur Bainbridge
William B. Davidson ...
Malcolm Grant
Robert Ellis ...
Leslie Palliser
Ilean Hume ...
Pansy Wilde
Maude Hill ...
Margaret Palliser
Ricca Allen ...
Mrs. scattergood
Myra Brooks ...
Mrs. Wedlock (as Myra Brooke)
George Stevenson ...
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Overcome with guilt after having an affair with her best friends husband, Clorinda hopes to escape her past by moving to Europe, where she meets Malcolm, a decent man who falls in love with her. Unable to accept his love, she returns to America and confides her sin to Rev.Bainbridge. Malcolm has followed her, but when she discloses her past, he turns his back. Rev. Bainbridge proposes and before the marriage takes place, Malcolm returns begging Clorinda's forgiveness. Preferring the worldly man over the minister, Clorinda and Malcolm marry and move to France to begin a new life together. Written by Pamela Short

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The Lifted Veil (1917) - A Tragic Loss
21 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Clorinda Gildersleeve ( Ethel Barrymore ), is so overcome with remorse, after having an affair with Leslie Palliser ( Robert Ellis ), her best friend's husband, she flees to Europe to escape her old associations. There Clorinda meets Malcolm Grant ( William B. Davidson ), who falls in love with her. Unwilling to accept the love of a good man, Clorinda returns to America where, heavily veiled, she confides her sin to the Rev. Arthur Bainbridge ( Frank Gilmore ). Grant follows and after he professes his love, Clorinda informs him of her past and he refuses to marry her. Clorinda then becomes involved in settlement work, and soon Bainbridge falls in love with her and proposes. She consents, but before the marriage can take place, Grant returns and begs forgiveness. It is granted and Clorinda returns to the worldly man, preferring him over the minister. They are married and leave for hospital duty in France.

This powerful 1917 drama was based on the novel, The Lifted Veil by Basil King, an author popular with women readers. It was Ethel Barrymore's eighth silent film and is tragically now considered lost.


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