The Higher Destiny (1916)

A physician advises Helen Blair to seek a different climate. She is without money. Philip Cobb, her daughter's sweetheart, tells them his employer, Richard Standing, has refused him an ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Brabin (as Charles J. Brabin)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Warda Howard Warda Howard ... Helen Blair
Sidney Ainsworth ... Richard Standing (as Sydney Ainsworth)
Edward Arnold ... John Standing
Gertrude Glover Gertrude Glover ... Ailene Blair
Patrick Calhoun Patrick Calhoun ... Philip Cobb
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A physician advises Helen Blair to seek a different climate. She is without money. Philip Cobb, her daughter's sweetheart, tells them his employer, Richard Standing, has refused him an increase. Thus Mrs. Blair discovers the whereabouts of Standing, whom she rejected years before to marry Blair. Standing treats her savagely when she appeals to him. His son, John, overhears the conversation and, seeing the girl, forces them to take the necessary funds to save the mother. The father discovers his love affair and sends him to Honolulu. The jealous Cobb gets a letter from a friend there and forges a new note telling that young Standing has become a drunkard. Ailene and Cobb are married. John Standing returns after months and he and Ailene learn of the deception. Cobb repents his deceit and drowns himself. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1916 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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