I Believed in You
After miners attack Jim Crowl, a labor agitator trying to incite them to strike, he seeks refuge from the police at the home of True Merrill, a naive would-be writer who has lived all her life with her recently deceased father. Jim cajoles True into wanting to experience love, hate and suffering, and convinces her to accompany him to New York. In Greenwich Village, True enjoys Jim's Bohemian friends, all of whom patronize the Pig's Eye cafe: unpublished poet Saracen Jones; struggling artist Russell Storm; and dancer Vavara, with whom, unknown to True, Jim is involved. When the group, who all live in Russell's apartment, are evicted, Jim, who is really an agitator for mercenary reasons, conducts a sidewalk auction of Russell's paintings, which turns into a brawl due to Jim's inflammatory criticisms of society. True slaps wealthy dilettante Michael Harrison after he facetiously offers to buy a painting just to destroy it, and she is sentenced to ten days in jail, as is Jim. Later, ...