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More to Be Pitied Than Scorned


Those who see the title to this picture and think it must be based on a hoary old melodrama are absolutely correct. The play, popular circa 1900, was written by Charles E. Blaney. Even though melodramas were making a little comeback in the early 1920s, this one really had no place in the flapper era. Julian Lorraine (J. Frank Glendon) is the leading man in a stock company. He leaves his wife, Viola (Alice Lake) because he believes she has been unfaithful. He is told that she has drowned himself, so he...more