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The Silent Battle

The Silent Battle(1916)

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Lawyer Tom Gallatin, who has inherited his father's alcoholism, goes into the woods to rehabilitate himself. Once there, he loses his way and then meets Jane Loring, who is also lost. They are attracted to each other, but when Jane offers him a drink from a flask, Tom takes more than just a few sips, and then tries to rape her. A search party rescues Jane, after which, sobered by the seriousness of his attempted crime, Tom cures himself of his drinking problem. Later, in the city, Jane and Tom meet again and she forgives him. However, Coleman Van Duyn, who loves Jane, and Nina Jaffray, who wants to marry Tom, decide to make sure that no romance develops. They convince Jane that Tom is already engaged to Nina, but then, guilt-ridden, the alleged fiancée confesses everything to Jane, who quickly goes to Tom and tells him that she loves him.