A young lieutenant is sent to the Philippines and is erroneously reported dead. His devastated fiancée ( Mary Pickford ) enters a convent and takes the vows. Problems transpire when the very much alive lieutenant returns.

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Agnes Boyd
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Howard West (unconfirmed)
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Lieut. Howard West and Agnes Boyd are plighting their troth in the presence of Father Aston and other friends. Immediately afterwards West is ordered to report to his regiment in the Philippines to head a foray in a hostile territory. During a raid, he is shot. Badly wounded, he wanders about weak from loss of blood, until he is found by a native, who nurses him back to health. He is reported dead at military headquarters, and to his loved ones at home. The sad tidings are broken to his sweetheart, Agnes, who seeks the seclusion of a convent. West regaining his strength returns home, and is welcomed by his brother John with open arms. Howard now makes inquiries for Agnes. John informs him that she is not married, but has entered a convent. Howard then rushes to the convent, and arrives just in time to witness Agnes volunteering to go to the leper colony to care for the unfortunates. Father Anton recognizes Howard, and the young man is in conversation with the priest when Agnes appears... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 February 1911 (USA)  »

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The eyes of the audience involuntarily fill with tears
21 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A sad story, well told and filled with dramatic situations, which are interpreted by sympathetic actors. It is the old story of a girl going to a convent because she believes her lover dead, and his return after it is too late for her to return to the world. There is a pathetic impression rendered by this picture which lingers long after the picture itself has disappeared from the screen. Disappointment of this kind appeals directly to the heart, and so well is the interpretation done in this picture that the eyes of the audience involuntarily fill with tears. It must be said, however, that while it may be dramatic to harrow up the feelings in this way, it is better to alleviate it somehow before the picture closes. Otherwise the memory is not altogether pleasant. - The Moving Picture World, March 4, 1911


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