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The Only Road

The Only Road(1918)

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Nita, a tomboy who sells vegetables in a sleepy California town, believes herself to be the daughter of poor ranch workers Manuel and Rosa Lopez. Traveling into town, she is attacked by Pedro Lupo, the son of lawyer Ramon Lupo, but Bob Armstrong, an Easterner visiting his father's wealthy friend, Clara Hawkins, defends her. When Pedro learns that she is actually Clara's daughter, stolen at birth and long presumed dead, he insists that she marry him, but she refuses. Bob rescues Nita from the room in which she has been imprisoned, and the Lupos, furious at his interference, tell the sheriff that he has compromised the girl. Bob marries Nita at the sheriff's gunpoint and then places her in a convent, from which she later escapes. Nita flees to the Hawkins ranch, and after Ramon reveals her identity to Clara, she is happily reunited with her mother and her new husband.