The Highest Bidder (1921)

Melodrama | 1921

Director:

Wallace Worsley

Production Designer:

Gilbert White

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Trap by Maximilian Foster (New York, 1920).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Detroit and Chicago premieres: ca15 January 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
23 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15969
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,960
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Henry Lester--a millionaire wary of women because he was jilted in early youth by a girl in favor of a man she thought richer than he--meets and falls in love with Sally Raeburn. Sally is chaperoned by her "aunt," Mrs. Steese, a scheming adventuress who rescued her from poverty and has made Sally promise to "marry for money" to repay her. Sally returns Lester's affections, but he discovers the scheme and vows revenge. He rescues a man named Hastings from the gutter and passes him off to Mrs. Steese as a wealthier and more desirable match for Sally. His scheme works too well, and he finds himself jealous. Sally and Lester are reconciled, however, and she agrees to become his ... +


Henry Lester--a millionaire wary of women because he was jilted in early youth by a girl in favor of a man she thought richer than he--meets and falls in love with Sally Raeburn. Sally is chaperoned by her "aunt," Mrs. Steese, a scheming adventuress who rescued her from poverty and has made Sally promise to "marry for money" to repay her. Sally returns Lester's affections, but he discovers the scheme and vows revenge. He rescues a man named Hastings from the gutter and passes him off to Mrs. Steese as a wealthier and more desirable match for Sally. His scheme works too well, and he finds himself jealous. Sally and Lester are reconciled, however, and she agrees to become his wife. +

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