A rejected suitor rebuffs the woman he loves after the death of her husband.




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An author whose sole thought is his books, and who is a veritable bookworm, has a beautiful young wife, and as he leaves her alone continually she is forced to seek her own amusement. A friend of his comes to pay them a visit and the husband turns him over to his wife, saying they must entertain one another, as he is too busy with his books. The friend is rather reluctant to accept this arrangement, but under the circumstances is obliged to do so, as the husband insists on it. After an elapse of a couple of weeks, the wife and friend realize that they are falling in love with each other. The friend, not wishing to be a party to any wrongdoing, decides to leave, but is prevented by the husband, who has been suddenly called to the City, and he wishes his friend to stay and protect his wife while he is away. While the husband is in the city he has an attack of sunstroke and is carried home in a very serious condition, and after the doctor's visit is told to keep very quiet, as any undue ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance





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1 August 1910 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The outcome of the film is not natural
2 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story of illicit love which seems to be one of those dispensations of some overruling power that makes individuals helpless to stay the current of events. In this film there is a difference from many pictures of a similar character in that the man who wins the wife's love leaves her alone after the death of the husband. Just what the author tried to show here is a question somewhat difficult to decide. Possibly that was the irony of fate to which the title refers. Perhaps not. It must be confessed, however, that the story is not quite clear upon that point. Moreover, the outcome of the film is not natural and as it disappears one has a dissatisfied feeling which seems rather to increase as one thinks of the pictures. It is too subtle to be described, yet it is strong enough to make itself painfully apparent. - The Moving Picture World, August 13, 1910

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