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Love's Flame
Director: Carl Louis Gregory (Dir)
Release Date:   Jun 1920
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Thomas J. Carrigan (Capt. Donald Clay)  
    Vivienne Osborne (Adele De Ronsard)  
    Cora Williams (Mathilde)  
    Alexis Rene (Maurice)  
    J. Albert Hall (St. Gaudens)  
    Albert Roccardi (M. Brisson)  
    Marcelle Carroll (Mme. Julia)  
    Major Reginald Barlow (M. De Ronsard)  
    James P. Laffey (The mayor)  

Summary: After his plane is shot down in flames, Capt. Clay, a young American aviator, is rescued by Frenchwoman Adele De Ronsard and taken to her family chateau. During his convalescence, Clay falls in love with Adele, who is caring for a small child whom Clay assumes is hers. Ordered to return to his squadron at the end of the war, Clay asks Adele's father, M. De Ronsard, for her hand in marriage. De Ronsard refuses to allow his daughter to marry a foreigner, and so Clay and Adele agree upon a ruse. They enter one of the bedrooms of the house together, and De Ronsard, believing that his daughter has been compromised, insists upon their wedding. After Adele's sister confesses that she is the mother of the little war baby, Clay and Adele go away together. 

Distribution Company: State Rights  
  Fidelity Pictures Co.  
Director: Carl Louis Gregory (Dir)
Writer: Louis Reeves Harrison (Scen)
  Louis Reeves Harrison (Story)
Photography: Carl Louis Gregory (Cam)
Country: United States

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Drama
Subjects (Major): Aviators
  United States. Army Air Corps
Subjects (Minor): Children
  Officers (Military)
  World War I

Note: The film may have been re-released in 1922 by the Niagara Pictures Corp. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
ETR   19 Jun 20   p. 288.
MPN   17 Jul 20   p. 354.
MPN   16 Oct 20   p. 3084.
MPW   23 Oct 20   p. 2308.
Wid's   13 Jun 20   p. 17.

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