Beloved Cheater (1920)

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In this comedy, a man is engaged to a prudish young lady (Doris Pawn) who thinks kissing is "disgusting." To cure her of this attitude, he enlists the help of his friend Bruce Sands (Lew Cody), a confirmed bachelor who has turned lovemaking into a fine art. The plan is to have the three of them in a room and suddenly turn the lights off. Bruce is to kiss the girl, but before the lights go on, her fiancé is to take his place. However, they didn't consider the fact that Bruce's mustache -- and the fiancé's lack of one -- would reveal the kisser's true identity. Naturally the girl is awakened by Bruce's passionate smooch and he's the one she now wants. It takes the rest of the film to get this situation untangled so that the engaged pair can marry and Bruce can go on with his carefree, philandering ways. Cody's skillful playing (or perhaps it was just type-casting) of characters like this one earned him a cinematic reputation as a "he-vamp."