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A Ruined Life (1912)

Ett hemligt giftermål (original title)
A film about family secrets...and deathbed confessions.

Director:

Victor Sjöström

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hilda Borgström ... Helena
Einar Fröberg Einar Fröberg ... Överste
Anna Norrie Anna Norrie ... Överstinnan
Richard Lund ... Georg, deras son
Bergliot Husberg Bergliot Husberg ... Deras dotter
John Ekman ... Hennes fästman
Greta Almroth ... Barnflicka
Victor Arfvidson Victor Arfvidson
Erland Colliander Erland Colliander
Erik Lindholm Erik Lindholm
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Storyline

Lieutenant Muller, secretly married, lives with his parents and his married sister, but chafes under the conditions and wishes they could all live together, which is impossible owing to his wife's lack of social standing. Muller is fond of horses and rides his own horse in the steeplechase, a big society event. His horse falls and Muller is fatally injured. On his death bed he tells his secret and implores his parents to care for his wife and little boy. They are taken into the family, but incur the displeasure of Muller's brother-in-law, who sees in the lad a possible claimant for his grandfather's fortune, which the brother-in-law hopes to inherit. He offers Muller's widow some money if she will go away with the boy. She spurns this but leaves with her son and tries to make a living by sewing. She does not succeed and finally yields to the proposal of her son's grandmother that she will adopt the boy, but cannot receive his mother. Some time afterward seeing her son in the park with... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

May 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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