Jim (1914)

JIM (1914)

Reel Life, June 13, 1914, page 14


A Psychological drama of Marital Forgiveness, in Two Parts by the American Players.

June 15, 1914


Richard Dameron, the poet

Ed Coxen

James Brandon

George Field

Beatrice, his wife

Winifred Greenwood

William Bent, publisher

John Steppling

The Man Servant

William Bertram

Richard Dameron was wont to idealize marriage.  He anchord his faith to a few emotions which he conceived to be at the roots of life.  To him the solution seemed pathetically simple, believing as he did in the gospel of loving kindness, of patience and himility.  That summer, in his forest fastness, he wrote the poetic drama, "Jim".

When he had finished, he was convinced that this story of the heart struggle between a man and a women, of intrigue, revenge, jealousy, shame -- with love still trying to keep its head above the mire -- was no mere fiction of his imagination.  There was a real "Jim" somewhere, he felt, and a "Beatrice" in flesh and blood.  More, they needed him.

A stranger named Brandon found his way to the poet's cabin, seeking peach and consoling companionship, and Dameron's intuitions were strengthened.  A woman wandering in the ravine -- some summer visitor -- he recognized as the wife whose loss was driving brandon into chronic melancholia.

Later he saw them drawing together, little by little, in spirit.  At last, with consummate tact, he brought husband and wife face to face.

with Ed Coxen, George Field, and Winifred Greenwood.  Directed by Tom Ricketts.  American/Mutual.

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