The Bliss of Ignorance (1915)

Ernest Gray, discontented with the dull routine of a farmer's life, rails at his fate. He causes great uneasiness for his widowed mother and his brother, John, by openly sympathizing with ... See full summary »
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Henry King
Dorothy Granville
Frank Mayo
Mollie McConnell
Daniel Gilfether Daniel Gilfether
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Ernest Gray, discontented with the dull routine of a farmer's life, rails at his fate. He causes great uneasiness for his widowed mother and his brother, John, by openly sympathizing with those of anarchistic tendencies. At a lecture by Arthur Fenno, an anarchist, he gains the friendship of the lecturer by saving him from violence at the hands of a mob. Fenno prevails upon him to leave the farm and go to the city. He becomes a leader of an anti-capitalist movement, and attracts the attention of the mayor, who secures a position for him in a public library. Mary Pearce, a romantic school girl, is deeply impressed by him. They meet often, and their friendship ripens into love. Through ignorance, and intending no harm, he induces her to enter into a common-law marriage with him. A month later, while reading a book of law, he learns of his terrible mistake, and in a moment of cowardice, he drives her from him. Through this act he loses his position, and swears vengeance on the mayor, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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USA

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English

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23 March 1915 (USA) See more »

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Long Beach, California, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Somewhat hysterical
2 November 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Three reels of film have been expended in this instance on a production that might be termed a somewhat hysterical one. The inspiration for the story has evidently been extracted from Eleanor Glynn's novel, "Three Weeks," and is aimed directly against the principle therein contained. The drama is intended to stand for cleanliness and purity of principle, and in a sense it reaches its aim, but the impression obtained from viewing it is that the subject requires a more professional handling. - The Moving Picture World, March 27, 1915


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