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Tempted But True (1912)

John is a village blacksmith. For him the attractions of great cities do not exist. He is happy in the probability of marrying Mary, a farmer's daughter, a pretty, simple-minded girl, ... See full summary »

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Edward Scarfe - Mary's Employer
William Welsh ...
Mr. Dayton - Mary's Father (as Mr. Welsh)
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Mrs. Dayton - Mary's Mother (as Mrs. Hurley)
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John is a village blacksmith. For him the attractions of great cities do not exist. He is happy in the probability of marrying Mary, a farmer's daughter, a pretty, simple-minded girl, apparently contented with her prospects, until she is lured by the hope of earning a living in a great city. She makes for the city and secures a position behind a ribbon counter. She tastes boarding-house life. Home seems to have faded from her mind. Neither John nor her parents hear from her. Her admirer is her employer, but he does not find it an easy thing to succeed in her good graces by the usual café methods. So he schemes to entrap her by a bogus marriage. Meanwhile, John at home, is getting so anxious for her that he decides to go to the city. He puts up at the very hotel where a plot is in progress to entrap Mary into the marriage. Then John makes his way to the boarding-house where Mary is staying, but she, poor girl, repulses homely John, and shows a preference for her city admirer. But John ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 March 1912 (USA)  »

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The picture has much freshness and vim, but it isn't a new story
18 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

A picture of a country blacksmith's sweetheart who, called by the lure of the city, left the little village. She is tempted, but remains true to her home training, and is saved from a schemer by the blacksmith who has come to the city to find her. There are some extremely fine smithy scenes in it and one beautiful fireside scene at home. Miss Vivian Prescott plays the girl and Mr. King Baggot the smith. Mrs. Hurley plays the girl's mother. All three do excellent work. The picture has much freshness and vim, but it isn't a new story. It ought to be acceptable as a feature in places where this theme hasn't been used too often. The photographs are good. - The Moving Picture World, April 6, 1912


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