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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Secret Sorrow, The (1921) [Lost Film]


Reol Productions. This is the story of two brothers, one living with their mother, the other adopted by a doctor. The adopted one, Arthur, grew up to be an assistant district attorney and Joe, raised by his mother, grew up to be a notorious gangster. Joe works for Sam Dungan, a power in city politics and the owner of several notorious dives. Arthur is in love with Sam's daughter, Grace. Joe is falsely arrested for murder. Arthur, the prosecutor, calls Joe's mother to the stand (not knowing that she is also his mother) and tears at her to prove that Joe is a degenerate. Through clever work of Grace, the real murderer is apprehended and the mother and the two boys are again united, with Grace as an addition to the happy group.