About the film
The End of the Road
Release Date: February 16, 1919
|Production Companies||:||U.S. War Department, American Social Hygiene Association, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation|
|Director||:||Edward H. Griffith|
|Writers||:||Edward H. Griffith, Katherine Bement Davis, Katherine Bement Davis|
Childhood friends Mary Lee and Vera receive two different versions of the 'birds and the bees' from their mothers. Mary Lee gets the facts, while Vera gets a prudish fairytale version. Their lives separate after graduation, Mary Lee becomes a nurse who falls in proper love with a Doctor, whereas Vera follows her mother's advice and seeks to marry a rich man, but falls for the unlawful and syphilitic charms of a wealthy cad. Mary Lee and her Doctor rescue Vera and help her get proper care after a series of revelations showing actual patients of the loathsome disease. Finally, Mary Lee and her new husband volunteer to help our boys fighting the Huns in France.