Remorse, a Story of the Red Plague

Remorse, a Story of the Red Plague is a 1917 Australian silent film about a naive country boy who visits the big city and contracts syphilis. The movie is now considered a lost film.


Jack Rundle (Cyril Mackay) works on a station and falls in love with his father's ward, Nellie Fallon (Mabel Dyson). When he goes to the city on business he falls into bad company, contracts syphilis and returns home to find himself an outcast. Years later he finds his brother Ted has married Nellie. He then kills himself.


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    director J. E. Mathews
    genre drama
    keywords married syphilis
    productionCompany Mathews Photoplay Producing Company
    publisher Co-Operative Film Exchange
    theme silent