Cast & Crew
Otis B. Fair
Nancy Lee, a young country girl, falls in love with Richard Greenville, a wealthy boy from the city. After Richard leaves Nancy to marry a socialite, she bears an illegitimate child, whom she names Dick. Later an unfortunate accident leaves Dick an orphan. Richard's wife refuses to bear children and they adopt Dick, their newspaper boy, not realizing that he is Richard's natural son. Richard becomes ill, and Dr. Ahlbad, a malpracticing doctor, almost causes Richard's death through misdiagnosis of his illness. Dick is able to save his father's life and then forgives his father for his past transgressions.
Otis B. Fair
Victor A. Stewart
This film was condemned by the Kansas City censors and later became a legal test case when a theater owner showed it in a suburban theater against the ban. The owner appealed to the city court, which declared the film "clean," but the censorship board took the case to the county court, which upheld the original ban. Actress Gertrude Bondhill and director Otis B. Thayer made a number of films together in 1915 for Pike's Peak Photoplay Co. One of these, The Sins That Ye Sin, was announced as a coming release in November 1915, but never appeared on release charts. It is possible that The Unborn was a retitled version of The Sins That Ye Sin, and that the director listed as Otis B. Fair was actually Otis B. Thayer.