~The Girl I Loved~
1923
~Charles Ray~
~Plot Synopsis~
Charles Ray returns to playing a bashful rural boy in this character study, loosely based on the James
Whitcomb Riley poem. He's John Middleton, who protests furiously when his mother (Edythe Chapman)
tells him that she has adopted an orphan girl. But John grows to love Mary (Patsy Ruth Miller) -- in fact,
he falls in love with her. On their way home from a dance, he proposes but she turns him down,
explaining that she is already engaged to his rival, Willie Brown (Ramsey Wallace). The startled John
loses control of the horses and is thrown out of the carriage. While going through a semi-conscious
dream state, he has a pair of visions. In the first he embraces Mary so violently that he kills her. In the
second, he shoots Willie and then himself. He awakens from these nightmares determined to overcome
these inner demons. Although broken-hearted, he stays out of Mary and Willie's romance.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Written by:
Harry L. Decker - writer
Albert Ray - adaptation
Edward Withers - titles

Based on the novel  The Girl I Loved by James Whitcomb Riley
(Indianapolis, c1910).
~Cast~

Charles Ray ...  John Middleton
Patsy Ruth Miller ...  Mary
Ramsey Wallace ...  Willie Brown
Edythe Chapman ...  Mother Middleton
William Courtright ...  Neighbor Silas Gregg
Charlotte Woods ...  Betty Short
Gus Leonard ...  Neighbor Perkins
F.B. Phillips ...  Hired Man
Lon Poff ...  Minister (circuit rider)
Jess Herring ...  Hiram Lang
Ruth Bolgiano ...  Ruth Lang
Edward Moncrief ...  The Judge
George F. Marion ...  The Judge
Billie Latimer ...  A Spinster
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Charles Ray Productions

Distribution Company: United Artists

Produced by: Charles Ray
Cinematography by: George Rizard
Art Direction by: Robert Ellis   
Costume Design by: Stanley Partridge    
Special Effects by: Edward Withers
Assistant Cameraman: George Meehan

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: February 15, 1923