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Rustic Hearts (1913)

Dan Breen, the doctor of the little village of Oak Town, tiring of his humdrum existence, bids farewell to his cousins, the Owens, on his departure for the city. He meets with success, and,... See full summary »
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Carl von Schiller ...
Ned Owens
Dolly Larkin ...
Silvia Bates
Joseph Holland ...
Dan Breen
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Dan Breen, the doctor of the little village of Oak Town, tiring of his humdrum existence, bids farewell to his cousins, the Owens, on his departure for the city. He meets with success, and, while engaged in hospital practice, becomes infatuated with Silvia Bates, a pretty nurse. Influenced by wild companions, a mock marriage ceremony is performed. The little nurse believes she is Breen's wife, until unexpectedly entering the room where Breen is recounting the affair to a party, the terrible truth is revealed to her. Denouncing him, she spurns the money offered, and, frantic in her grief, decides to go as far away from the scene of her sorrow as possible. Pawning her rings, she uses the money to buy a ticket to a point as far as possible, which, strangely enough, ends her journey at the little village which was formerly Breen's home. Wandering through the country side, she asks for a drink of water at the home of the Owens. They pity the evident distress of the girl and finally engage ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 June 1913 (USA)  »

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A coincidence that is as improbable as it is unconvincing
19 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A melodrama containing a coincidence that is as improbable as it is unconvincing. A hospital nurse is imposed upon by a doctor from the country and led into a mock marriage. When the woman discovers the deception she goes to the country. Not only does she land in the doctor's town, but right in his family. Of course, when the doctor comes home the two meet. The girl in the meantime has fallen in love with another man; the girl thinks she cannot marry him. Anyway, the doctor tears himself from the house, mounts a horse, and rides away. He falls and is killed. All is lovely then between the lovers. - The Moving Picture World, July 5, 1913


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