Testimony (1920 film)
|Directed by||Guy Newall|
|Produced by||George Clark|
|Written by||Alice Askew (novel) |
Claude Askew (novel)
|Starring||Ivy Duke |
|Distributed by||Stoll Pictures|
As summarized in a film publication, a farmer, Gilian Lyons (Hawthorne), lives with his mother Rachel Lyons (Rorke), who is tyrannical in her devotion to her son. Gilian braves his mother s anger and marries Althea May (Duke), who moves in with them. Rachel, who had been training Lucinda (Everest) for eventual marriage to her son, vents her spleen against Althea. Gilian and Althea have a daughter who dies, and Rachel says this was because Althea did not take care of her. Althea leaves, lives with an uncle, and enters society, but she later decides to return home, as she still loves Gilian. However, Gilian has left the farm in search of her. After she becomes ill, Rachel takes care of Althea, and their relationship improves. Eventually Gilian returns home to find his wife waiting for him.
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- "Testimony: A Weak Story in the First Place and then the Direction Is Poor". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 15 (68): 15. 13 March 1921. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
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