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The Morals of Hilda

The Morals of Hilda

The Morals of Hilda is a 1916 American silent romantic drama directed by Lloyd B. Carleton based on the story by Henry Christeen Warnack and starring Gretchen Lederer and Frank Whitson. The movie was released on December 11, 1916 by Universal Red Feather Photoplays.

Plot

The story is about August played by Frank Whitson and Hilda played by Gretchen Lederer. Both are simple peasants living in the “old country.” August has trouble finding work in the village. In their country, a man does not propose marriage until he has saved enough money to support his new wife. August and Hilda love each other and live together. But August can’t save enough money even to consider marriage. August and Hilda are desperate to wed and start a family. They decide the only hope to achieve their dreams is to seek their fortune in the new world, i.e. America.