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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

By Right of Birth (1921) [Only Surviving Works From The Lincoln Motion Picture Company]


Lincoln Motion Picture Company. Juanita Cooper is the adopted daughter of Frank Cooper and Geraldine Cooper. Geraldine backs Manuel Romero, an unscrupulous Mexican-American stockbroker, on a trip to Oklahoma to secure oil leases from Freedmen allottees, who are ignorant of the real value of their holding. Romero focuses on an allotment belonging to Helen, a missing allottee. He forges Helen's name to a lease, while searching for her. Geraldine discovers that Juanita is the missing Helene. After witnessing deceit and death, Juanita is reunited with her real mother and comes into the fortune and happiness which is hers.