Stella Maris (1918)
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intertitle: Stella Maris, paralyzed from childhood, has been tenderly shielded from all the sordidness and misery of life. So she dwells serenly within a dream-world created by those who love her, unaware of sorrow, poverty, or death.
John Risca, also spelled Riska: We were happy until she could no longer control this habit. Then the woman in her died and she became a Thing - a beastly - cruel - Thing!
Lady Eleanor Blount, aka Aunt Julia: What if that poor creature had spoken to Stella Maris of life - as she knows it?
Miss Stella Maris: Why are you so unhappy, John?
John Risca, also spelled Riska: Because - I love you!