Big Game (1921)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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It's hard to say what Metro's intention was when they bought the film rights to Big Game, an unsuccessful melodrama by playwrights Willard Robertson and Kilbourn Gordon. What wound up being released was not a melodrama, but a comedy. However, the jumpy editing suggested that perhaps it was shot straight and was given a humorous bent later. Eleanor Winthrop (May Allison) is disappointed to find out that her new husband, Larry (Forrest Stanley) is a wimp and a coward. When he goes on a business trip to Canada, she insists on going with him. He looks even worse next to big, virile trapper Jean St. Jean (Edward Cecil). Eleanor finally decides to see if Larry has any backbone at all bribes Jean, offering him five hundred dollars if he can make Larry jealous. Larry finally comes through and wallops Jean. Jean gets his money and Larry wins his wife's admiration.

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cabin, husband, irresistible, lady, love, man, woman, woods [place]