When Jim Rittenshaw learns that his friend Richard Desborough is having an affair with Jim's wife Daisy, Jim kills Richard. The murdered man's ghost then takes up residence and attempts to ... See full summary »

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When Jim Rittenshaw learns that his friend Richard Desborough is having an affair with Jim's wife Daisy, Jim kills Richard. The murdered man's ghost then takes up residence and attempts to positively influence the lives of those he had wronged. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Earthbound (1920) -- Tragic Loss
20 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This intriguing 1920 silent drama was produced by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, starring Wyndham Standing, Mahlon Hamilton, Naomi Childers and Flora Revalles. Sadly it remains a tragic loss for silent cinema and all I can offer the reader is this original synopsis.

Since their college days, Nicholas Desborough ( Wyndham Standing ) and Jim Rittenshaw ( Mahlon Hamilton ) have pretended to live by the creed, "No God, no sin, no future life." To this, Harvey Breck ( Lawson Butt ), an author, refuses to subscribe, though the three are intimate friends of long standing. A cloud on their relationship which rapidly assumes tragic proportions, is the intimacy between Desborough and the beautiful wife, Daisy ( Flora Revalles ) of Rittenshaw. The latter first has his eyes opened by the suffering wife of Desborough. He waits until he has definite proofs, then kills Desborough on sight at their club.

Rittenshaw offers no defense at his trial, refusing to incriminate his wife. The earthbound spirit of Desborough, tortured by full realization of his duplicity, finds it difficult to communicate with his own deceived wife Caroline ( Naomi Childers ), but he goes to Daisy, the wife of Rittenshaw, and haunts her conscience until she makes her way to the courtroom and testifies to her own fault. By the unwritten law, Rittenshaw is pronounced "not guilty," but his release brings no great happiness.

Desborough haunts those he has caused to suffer until he works through their finer sentiments to restore love and happiness. His last effort to secure the forgiveness of his wife is the more touching that she freely pardons him. Then his tortured soul is finally released from earthly trammels, and the spirit of kindness and consideration left behind by his efforts reunites Rittenshaw and his erring wife. Photoplay, 1922.


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