John Brent loses his savings and some of the firm's money in betting on the races. Ever afraid to face the consequence, he decides on suicide. He is saved by Ruth Davis, the girl across the... See full summary »

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John Brent
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John Brent loses his savings and some of the firm's money in betting on the races. Ever afraid to face the consequence, he decides on suicide. He is saved by Ruth Davis, the girl across the hall, who gives him all her money to pay his debts. He falls in love with her and they are married. A girl is born to the couple, but they are poor and are unable to give the child the care it needs. Their physician tells Brent that the only hope for the child lies in calling a noted specialist. He falls in love with Ruth and she grows to care for the man who is curing her child. The doctor tells Brent that he loves his wife and if he will consent to a divorce he will give the woman and child all the comforts and luxuries they need. The coward, his heart crushed, gives up his wife. Years later, he has become wealthy, while the noted specialist loses, first his fortune, then his life. The girl seeks employment in her father's office without knowing who he is. Infatuated with the girl, Brent ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 June 1915 (USA)  »

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