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The Defeat of the City

The Defeat of the City(1917)

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Farm boy Robert Walmsley comes to the city, where he becomes a prominent attorney and eradicates all traces of his humble roots. Robert believes that he has secured his niche in gentility with his marriage to patrician Alice Van Der Pool until his wife discovers a letter from his mother and insists upon visiting the farm. Terrified that Alice will be repulsed by his rural atavism, Robert reluctantly agrees. After a day of cutting capers on the farm, Robert approaches his wife with trepidation, certain that he has disgraced himself. He is relieved to hear Alice state that she thought she had married a gentleman but discovered that she had married something better, a real man.