The Charming Deceiver (1921)

Melodrama | March 1921

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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Charming Deceiver" by Mrs. Owen Bronson (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
25 March 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16315
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy and lonely John Stanford sends for Edith Marsden, the child of his disowned daughter, who, unknown to him, has just been evicted from her flat with her husband imprisoned for forgery and her son recovering from war wounds. Edith becomes a favorite of Stanford, who wishes to match her with a neighbor, Walling, who loves her. Meanwhile, Marsden escapes and comes to Edith under the guise of a brother, but in a drunken rage he reveals himself to Walling as her father. When pursued by the police, Marsden falls to his death in a quarry. Edith and Walling are then happily ... +


Wealthy and lonely John Stanford sends for Edith Marsden, the child of his disowned daughter, who, unknown to him, has just been evicted from her flat with her husband imprisoned for forgery and her son recovering from war wounds. Edith becomes a favorite of Stanford, who wishes to match her with a neighbor, Walling, who loves her. Meanwhile, Marsden escapes and comes to Edith under the guise of a brother, but in a drunken rage he reveals himself to Walling as her father. When pursued by the police, Marsden falls to his death in a quarry. Edith and Walling are then happily reunited. +

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