Jane is a rootless young lady who finds an abandoned child and adopts it as her own. The decision, however, leads to great conflict with the child's vicious outlaw father.

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(screenplay) (as Arnold Bernot), (story) (as Arnold Bernot)
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May Hall ...
Katherine MacDonald ...
Poliet's daughter
Ernest Marion ...
Baby Sheldon
Bertram Grassby ...
The Crook
Adolph Lestina ...
Mr. Pollett
Kate Toncray ...
Charwoman
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Jane is a rootless young lady who finds an abandoned child and adopts it as her own. The decision, however, leads to great conflict with the child's vicious outlaw father. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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29 September 1918 (USA)  »

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Battling Jane (1918) -- Lost Film ?
5 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This 1918 silent film starring the talented Dorothy Gish, was released during the first world war, and the storyline definitely showed patriotic overtones along with a mixture of comedy and melodrama. The film received good reviews for its performances and its scenario.

A reviewer for the Toronto World thought Dorothy Gish "a marvel of cleverness... as charming as in any of her previous parts. Director Elmer Clifton leaves nothing to be desired, either in point of acting or investiture. The support is unusually capable." Sadly this film remains listed as unknown and all I can offer the reader is this brief synopsis, which in no way can take the place of viewing.

Jane ( Dorothy Gish ), a waitress at a small town Maine hotel, assumes guardianship of a baby whose mother has died. The baby's rakish father, Dr. Sheldon ( George Nichols ), conspires to steal prize money won by Jane after she enters the child in a baby show. Jane manages to hold the doctor and his accomplice at bay until help arrives, then uses the prize money to help the war effort by purchasing Liberty Bonds and donating the rest to the Red Cross.


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