Flighty Helen Halverson decides that she wants to marry Big Jim McKenzie, the boss of the logging camp her father owns, after he is temporarily blinded after he crashes his toboggan into a ... See full summary »

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Jim McKenzie
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Adele Grey
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Flighty Helen Halverson decides that she wants to marry Big Jim McKenzie, the boss of the logging camp her father owns, after he is temporarily blinded after he crashes his toboggan into a tree in order to avoid hitting Helen. She convinces her cousin Adele--who is actually also in love with Jim--to get him to propose. Jim's sight returns and he and Helen marry, but on the day their child is to be born, he goes blind again. Frustrated by being married to a blind man, Helen falls in love with his assistant Jean Du Bray. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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19 May 1919 (USA)  »

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A Tragic Loss
14 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Helen Halverson ( Claire Anderson ) is a social butterfly who decides to marry "Big Jim" McKenzie ( Monroe Salisbury ), the boss of her father's logging camp, after Jim is temporarily blinded when he crashes his tobaggon into a tree to avoid hitting her. She has her cousin Adele Grey ( Helen Jerome Eddy ), who is secretly in love with Jim, persuade him to propose. After this, Jim's sight returns, but on the day his child is born, he becomes blind again. As the years pass, Jim works efficiently, but cannot perceive the love affair blossoming between Helen, frustrated with being married to a blind husband, and his assistant Jean Du Brey ( Arthur Maude ). On learning of their plans to leave together, Jim fights Du Brey. Helen's love for Jim is awakened, but she is shot and killed trying to help him. Du Brey dies and his cabin catches fire. Adele finds Jim half-conscious with his sight restored due to his head hitting a table during the fight. In the end, Adele and Jim decide to marry.

This 1919 silent drama was produced by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company and starred Monroe Salisbury and Claire Anderson. Tragically it now remains a lost silent film.


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