~The Hidden Scar~
1916
Directed by: Barry O'Neil

Written by:
Mrs. Owen Bronson (story)
Frances Marion
~Cast~

Ethel Clayton ... Janet Hall
Holbrook Blinn ... Stuart Doane
Irving Cummings ... Dale Overton
Montagu Love ... Henry Dalton
Madge Evans ... Dot
Edward Kimball ... Reverend James Overton
Eugenie Woodward ... Mrs. Overton
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Peerless Productions

Distribution Company: World Film

Cinematography by: Max Schneider
Presenter: William A. Brady

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: October 16, 1916
~Plot Synopsis~
After the death of Henry Dalton, with whom she had an illegitimate child, Janet Hall begins a
romance with Dale Overton, a small town minister. At first, because of her past, she refuses to marry
him, but then, after listening to his sermons about forgiveness, she consents, although she makes
sure that he knows nothing of her history. Finally, however, he does find out about her relationship
with Henry, and just as Janet feared he might, he renounces his wife. Defending Janet, Dale's friend,
Stuart Doane, accuses the minister of spreading the word about tolerance without actually believing
it himself. Dale realizes his hypocrisy, and then, after forgiving Janet, sees through her recovery from
a breakdown brought on by the sudden disclosure of her past and by the subsequent strain on her
marriage.