No relation to the Kathleen Norris best-seller of the same name, the 1918 production Rose of the World was based on a novel by Agnes and Edgerton Castle. Elsie Ferguson stars as Rosamond English, the widow of India-based British officer Capt. Harry English (Wyndham Standing). Not long after returning to London in the company of her second husband Sir Gerardine (Clarence Handysides), Rosamond agrees to collaborate with Lt. Bethune (Percy Marmont) in writing a biography of her late first husband. In the process, she realizes that she is still in love with her deceased spouse and desperately begs her Indian maidservant Jani (Marie Benedetta), a self-styled mystic, to bring back her husband in spirit form. Much to her astonishment, Captain English suddenly appears before her, very much alive. The explanation for English's "resurrection" was distressingly logical, robbing the film of its carefully nurtured exotic ambience.
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