How Women Love

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How Women Love

Director: Phillips Smalley

Year: 1913

Plot: Alice Howard, the daughter of Colonel Howard, a wealthy retired planter, falls in love with Henry Carleton, her music teacher. Henry tells the proud colonel of his love for Alice and is forbidden to enter the house. The young couple elope and are married. They take up housekeeping in the city, and after trying to gain the parental blessing, which is refused, they gradually drift away from Alice's family altogether. Things go fairly well with the young couple for a while, when Carleton is suddenly taken ill and is forced to take to his bed. He continues to be sick until his entire savings have been exhausted. Meanwhile the colonel has his troubles trying to comfort his wife, who grieves over Alice's forced absence from her home. Alice determines to seek employment, so as to earn enough at least to sustain life in Carleton and herself, until such time as her husband recovers from his illness and is able to resume his own work. She walks the streets from one place to another for days at a time, until finally she obtains employment in a sweatshop, sewing garments on a machine. Her hours are tiresome, but she does not mind that so long as she is earning a living for herself and the man she loves. One day the foreman of the shop, attracted by her rare beauty, attempts to kiss her and she slaps his face. She is discharged. She looks for work elsewhere, and the landlady of their flat threatens to dispossess them unless the rent, which is past due, is paid. Carleton, desperate, though still ill, gets out of bed and goes out, trying to find something to do whereby he can earn some money. He is overcome while on the street and a crowd is attracted. Among them is Jackson, the colonel's faithful old colored butler, who was visiting the city with the colonel. He recognizes Carleton and assists him home. He gives the landlady her money, then gets the colonel and brings him to the house. There, the old gentleman, realizing the depth of Alice's love, and what she has gone through, takes them both to his heart and makes them come home with him.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: How Women Love
Director: Phillips Smalley
Type: movie
Year: 1913
Genres: Short, Comedy, Drama
Cast: Pearl White , Chester Barnett
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 12 Aug 1913 (USA)
Production Companies: Crystal Film Company
Distributors: Universal Film Manufacturing Company