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Desertion and Non-Support (1917)

It was an eugenic marriage which united Mary Monroe and Charles Hayward. The medical test, however, proved apparently a failure. Charles, after the ceremony, develops what seems to be ... See full summary »

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Nurse Gordon
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Charles Hayward
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Mary Monroe
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James Monroe
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It was an eugenic marriage which united Mary Monroe and Charles Hayward. The medical test, however, proved apparently a failure. Charles, after the ceremony, develops what seems to be symptoms of lung trouble. Mary, horrified, separates from him and he goes west to recuperate. Here Charles meets Nurse Gordon with whom he falls in love. After a year's treatment it develops that Hayward has nothing wrong with his lungs. He falls heir to a fortune. Mary, learning of this, comes to claim him. Charles tells her of his love for his nurse. She sues him for desertion and non-support, but the judge rules that since she separated from him voluntarily, she has no claim on him now. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 February 1917 (USA)  »

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Is Marriage Sacred? #9: Desertion and Non-Support  »

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