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The Strength of the Weak (1915)

David Fleming is addicted to morphine. His mother surprises her son in the act of injecting the drug. He promises to fight the habit for her sake and that of his sweetheart, Lalia Fenton. ... See full summary »

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David Fleming
Gerda Holmes ...
Lalia Fleming
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Mrs. Fleming
Camille D'Arcy ...
Mrs. Fenton
Lester Cuneo ...
Stanford Black
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David Fleming is addicted to morphine. His mother surprises her son in the act of injecting the drug. He promises to fight the habit for her sake and that of his sweetheart, Lalia Fenton. With the drug ever near Fleming is unable to conquer his desire. Finally his mother dies. Heartbroken, he tells his sweetheart of his failure. She begs him to go away and fight it out. He leaves for a small village in the mountains where the drug is inaccessible. Stanford Black proposes to Lalia and is rejected. He offers her a beautiful jewel in a plush box, but she refuses to accept it. Black learns from Lalia that Fleming is making a successful fight against the drug. He sends his rival morphine in the box which contained the jewel he offered Lalia. Fleming is almost overpowered by the temptation. He rushes from his cabin in his effort to fight off the craving. The night before Lalia had had a dream in which she saw her sweetheart in trouble, and persuades her mother to go with her to the mountain... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 March 1915 (USA)  »

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