Being Respectable (1924)

Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Darius Carpenter (Frank Currier) prides respectability above all else, and he's not thrilled when his son, Charles (Monte Blue), falls for flapper Valerie Winship (Marie Prevost). When he finds an opportunity to trick Charles into becoming engaged to Suzanne Schuyler (Irene Rich), the two have no choice but to carry it through and marry. The despondent Valerie goes away to forget, and the newlyweds soon have a child. When Valerie returns, Charles realizes he still loves her and they make plans to run away together. It's not Suzanne who inspires him to stay, but his infant son, and his desire to fulfill his duty. Comedienne Louise Fazenda makes an improbable appearance as Charles' sister, Deborah.

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domination [influence], family, family-responsibilities, marriage, marriage-arranged