Scar left on mother by jealous husband reproduces itself on their unborn child.


Lois Weber


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Cast overview:
Phillips Smalley ... The Husband
Lois Weber ... The Wife
Antrim Short Antrim Short ... The Child
Rupert Julian ... The Friend
Lule Warrenton ... The Nurse
William Steele ... The Cowboy (as Billy Gettinger)


A stranger of easy manners and pleasant conversation arrives as guest on a large western ranch. He is an old-time friend of the ranchman's wife. With a certain pride the rancher shows the stranger the extent of his lands, his stocks and his power and finally takes him to the ranch house, where the guest meets the rancher's wife. She is the highest type of womanly purity. She is lonely for a breath from the outside world and it is with exquisite delight that she attends to her old-time acquaintance and hears of her friends and her people. The husband is at first bothered with this easy familiar conversation in which he has no part. As the stranger's stay continues, the blind, overwhelming rage of jealousy takes possession of the rancher. He brutally forces his wife's friend to leave the ranch. The wife is shocked by her husband's inconsistent show of rage. She runs after her departing friend with an apology. Misconstruing this action, and blind with rage, the husband takes after his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Family







Release Date:

2 October 1913 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Contains too much brutality
18 November 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This conception is too unpleasant in certain respects to make the best entertainment. The jealous husband, whose suspicions were not without justification, uses a branding iron on his wife's bosom. Their son is born with a birthmark of the same description on his body. The story is gripping and well acted, but contains too much brutality for the average observer. - The Moving Picture World, September 27, 1913

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