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The Birth of a Soul (1920)
Drama

Philip Grey, a young drunkard, loves Dorothy Barlow but realizes that his life style makes that love impossible. Charles Drayton, a New York attorney who bears a striking resemblance to Grey, comes to visit his relatives in the Kentucky ...See morePhilip Grey, a young drunkard, loves Dorothy Barlow but realizes that his life style makes that love impossible. Charles Drayton, a New York attorney who bears a striking resemblance to Grey, comes to visit his relatives in the Kentucky hills and wins Dorothy's affections. When Charles's uncle George kills Dorothy's grandfather, a family feud is reopened between the Barlows and the Draytons. Grey implicates Charles in the murder, and the Barlows capture him and sentence him to hanging. Before the execution, however, Grey discovers that Charles and Dorothy are married, switches identities with Charles, and goes to death in Charles's place. Written by AFI See less
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George Randolph Chester | Lillian Christy Chester (as Mrs. George Randolph Chester)
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Jan 1920 (United States)

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Harry T. Morey
Philip Grey / Charles Drayton Philip Grey / Charles Drayton   See fewer
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Jean Paige
Dorothy Barlow Dorothy Barlow   See fewer
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Charles Eldridge
Lem Barlow Lem Barlow   See fewer
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George Cooper
Joe Barlow Joe Barlow   See fewer
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Charles Kent
Hap Barlow Hap Barlow   See fewer
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Walter P. Lewis
George Drayton (as Walter Lewis) George Drayton (as Walter Lewis)   See fewer
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Bernard Siegel
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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