An older husband feels his wife's interest in a young former suitor is worth sacrificing his own happiness for and so he leaves so that they can be together.

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Mr. Brown was a wealthy man who had married a wife about fifteen years his junior. She had formerly had an affair with a young man-about-town, but had promptly broken it off when she discovered his secret leaning toward chorus girls, cocktails and cigarettes. Mr. Brown felt that he was never quite able to gain the entire affection of his young wife. One day on returning home he found her former lover in the house. He had heard of him, and now he felt that his entire happiness was shattered. Still he was not angry at her. He asked whether she loved this young man. Insulted at the question, she refused to answer and left the room. Mr. Brown then asked the young man if he loved Mrs. Brown. The young man said he did. And then the husband decided to bring them together at the sacrifice of himself. He left home, after sending word to his wife that she was free to secure a divorce. When she received this note the awakening took place in her heart, and when her former lover asked her to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 April 1911 (USA)  »

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