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For Better, for Worse (1919)

 -  Drama  -  27 April 1919 (USA)
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Dr. Edward Meade and friend Richard Burton both love Sylvia Norcross. Both enlist in the military, but Meade stays back to care for deformed children. Sylvia thinks him a coward and marries... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Elliott Dexter ...
Dr. Edward Meade
Tom Forman ...
Richard Burton
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Sylvia Norcross
Sylvia Ashton ...
Sylvia's Aunt
Raymond Hatton ...
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Theodore Roberts ...
Hospital Head
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Betty Hoyt
Winter Hall ...
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Fred Huntley ...
Colonial Soldier
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Dr. Edward Meade and friend Richard Burton both love Sylvia Norcross. Both enlist in the military, but Meade stays back to care for deformed children. Sylvia thinks him a coward and marries Burton. After Burton is presumed dead, Meade and Sylvia are to wed, but Burton returns maimed and scarred. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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DeMille and Swanson Teamed Up Again
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very interesting film from 1919 about the ravages of World War I on American society.

Gloria Swanson plays a snooty girl who is loved by both a doctor (Elliott Dexter) and another man (Tom Forman). Her friend (Wanda Hawley) loves Forman. When the war starts Swanson spurns Dexter and marries Forman (whom she doesn't love) because Dexter is needed in the hospital and doesn't go off to war. Forman goes to war. Hawley is crushed by the marriage.

Forman is mangled in France and has word sent that he is dead. Swanson eventually reconciles with Dexter. But on the verge of their engagement party, Forman returns although he is hideously scarred and mutilated. Everyone battles to do the right thing now that they have been given another chance.

Intense film examines the misguided attempts by these people to deal with their errors and move on with their lives. An excellent and serious film but it still boasts a few DeMille flourishes when he shows a "history" of women who have stood by their warriors: Cyda the Viking maiden, the woman who waits for Richard the Lion Heart, and the American Revolution housewife (all played by Swanson).

Marcelle Corday plays the orphan girl.


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