Absorbed in his painting, Robert Gainsworthy neglects his beautiful wife - not intentionally - but rather in the pre-occupied way of a man who did not want the single train of thought ... See full summary »

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Robert Gainsworthy
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Jack Sanders
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Absorbed in his painting, Robert Gainsworthy neglects his beautiful wife - not intentionally - but rather in the pre-occupied way of a man who did not want the single train of thought broken. He worked for days in his studio without ever speaking to her and the strain told on their relations for the wife brooded bitterly. Jack Sanders, a globe-trotting cousin of Robert, visited at the Gainsworthy home. He took many strolls with the heart-sick wife and found himself madly infatuated. Sunken deeper and deeper into the fervor of his work, the artist did not see. One day, while rising in his studio, he surveyed the picture and found the face wanting. Looking from the window, he saw the wife and the cousin idly strolling arm in arm. He conceived a plan. He would accuse her of unfaithfulness, study quickly the horrified expression on her face, and paint that expression into the woman of his canvas. He did so and worked many hours feverishly. Stung to the quick, the innocent wife fell easy ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 January 1913 (USA)  »

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