A Belgian countess escapes to America to avoid a loveless marriage and finds romance and adventure in a mountain village in Tennessee.

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Countess Celeste de Bersek et Krymm
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Robert Lawrence
E.J. Ratcliffe ...
Uncle Dyreck (as E.J. Radcliffe)
Bobby Connelly ...
Bill
Raymond Bloomer ...
Crown Prince
Robert Dudley ...
Father
Walter P. Lewis ...
Steve
Maggie Fisher ...
Granny White (as Maggie H. Fisher)
Helen Montrose ...
Jane Forsythe
Robert Vivian ...
Valet
Nell Clark Keller ...
Mamie
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A Belgian countess escapes to America to avoid a loveless marriage and finds romance and adventure in a mountain village in Tennessee.

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22 September 1918 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Out of a Clear Sky (1918) -- Lost Silent ?
11 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

During World War I, the Countess Celeste De Berseck et Krymn (Marguerite Clark) flees her native Belgium in order to escape forced marriage with a German prince (Raymond Bloomer). Furious, Celeste's traitorous Uncle Dyreck (E.J. Radcliffe) pursues her to the United States, and when she realizes that he is on her train, she departs at the nearest station, Greenwood, Tennessee, and runs straight into the arms of the wealthy Robert Lawrence (Thomas Meighan). Promising to protect her, Robert takes the countess to Steve Budd's (Walter P. Lewis) cabin and then goes in search of Uncle Dyreck. Celeste befriends a young boy named Bill (Bobby Connelly), who asks her to accompany him to Granny White's (Maggie H. Fisher) house, where his mother is having a baby, and as the two are leaving, the Budd cabin is hit and completely destroyed by lightning. Upon his return, Robert assumes the worst, and Uncle Dyreck, believing his niece to be dead, returns to Belgium. Robert is overjoyed to find Celeste and Bill at Granny White's, and after the countess discovers that Robert loves her, she happily bids farewell to her title and prepares to become an American housewife.

This 1918 silent war/drama was based on the novel Out of a Clear Sky by Maria Thompson Davies. Produced for film by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and starring popular actress Marguerite Clark, sadly it now remains a lost silent film. Hopefully a copy survives and resurfaces for public viewing.


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