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In the Heart of a Fool (1920)

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Daughter of old Dr. Nesbit and the belle of the younger social set in the town of Harvey, Laura Nesbit, is planning to marry Grant Adams, the editor of the local paper, until Laura, to arouse her beau's jealousy, flirts with Tom VanDorn, a...See moreDaughter of old Dr. Nesbit and the belle of the younger social set in the town of Harvey, Laura Nesbit, is planning to marry Grant Adams, the editor of the local paper, until Laura, to arouse her beau's jealousy, flirts with Tom VanDorn, a rising but unethical lawyer. A saddened Grant is drawn into an affair with Margaret Muller, the town siren, with whom he has an illegitimate son. On the rebound, Laura marries VanDorn and Margaret weds attorney Henry Fenn. History repeats itself when Laura's husband becomes infatuated with Margaret, thus causing both marriages to break apart. Meanwhile, Grant has given up his newspaper to become a foreman in the mines. After he is injured in an explosion, Grant is taken to the Nesbit home and under Laura's care, his health is restored. When, during a strike at the mines, Grant's little son is shot and killed, he becomes so overwrought with grief that he confesses the child's parentage to Laura, who forgives his past and they begin a new life together. Written by Pamela Short See less
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William Allen White (based on the novel by) | Lillian Ducey (scenario)
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Oct 1920 (United States)

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James Kirkwood
Grant Adams Grant Adams   See fewer
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Anna Q. Nilsson
Margaret Muller Margaret Muller   See fewer
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Mary Thurman
Laura Nesbit Laura Nesbit   See fewer
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Philo McCullough
Tom VanDorn Tom VanDorn   See fewer
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Ward Crane
Henry Fenn Henry Fenn   See fewer
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John Burton
Dr. Nesbit Dr. Nesbit   See fewer
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Margaret Campbell
Mrs. Nesbit Mrs. Nesbit   See fewer
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Percy Challenger
Daniel Sands Daniel Sands   See fewer
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Arthur Hoyt
Mortie Sands Mortie Sands   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Undetermined Role (as Harold A. Miller) Undetermined Role (as Harold A. Miller)   See fewer
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Claire Windsor
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