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Refining Fires (1915)

Short | Short, Drama

John, a poor young man with prospects, falls in love with Mary who is penniless and socially beneath him. He dares not marry her for fear of losing his fortune. However, he persuades her to live with him, telling her that when his rich ...See moreJohn, a poor young man with prospects, falls in love with Mary who is penniless and socially beneath him. He dares not marry her for fear of losing his fortune. However, he persuades her to live with him, telling her that when his rich uncle dies they will marry. Mary has occasion to believe that John is tired of her, and leaves him. Weary and ill, she finds in Nina Alstrom, Judge Alstrom's daughter, a friend who takes her into her own home and gradually restores her to health and spirits. John's uncle dies and he comes into the money. As it happens, the young millionaire meets and loves Nina Alstrom, who loves him in return. But John, though he long since has ceased to care for Mary, is haunted by his past. He confesses to Nina that he is not worthy of her love, but that he has determined to lead a clean life in the future. Mary overhears. Leaving a note for Nina, she goes to a convent where she takes the veil. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Tom Ricketts (as Thomas Ricketts)
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Updated Jan 18, 1915

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Jan 18, 1915 (United States)

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Harry von Meter
John Alstrom (as Harry Van Meter) John Alstrom (as Harry Van Meter)   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Judge Stone Judge Stone   See fewer
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Charlotte Burton
Nina Stone - the Judge's Daughter Nina Stone - the Judge's Daughter   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Sister Superior Sister Superior   See fewer
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Mrs. Tom Ricketts
Florence Florence   See fewer
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Jean Durrell
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