Broadway Peacock (1922)

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At the beginning of 1922, former serial star Pearl White was working very hard to earn a reputation as a dramatic actress -- this picture was released the same month as another feature of hers, Any Wife. Myrtle May (White) is the hostess of a cabaret and is known for her stylish clothes (the Paris fashions White wore were considered a drawing point). She falls in love with Harold Van Tassle (Joseph Stryker), a young man from a wealthy, aristocratic family. They become engaged, even though Myrtle is a number of years older than Van Tassle. But then she discovers that he is spending more and more time with Rose, one of her protégés (Doris Raton). When Myrtle catches the two of them together, she banishes them from her home and makes Rose look bad in the eye's of Van Tassle's mother (Elizabeth Garrison). But Myrtle's conscience catches up with her and she starts feeling guilty. She goes back to her ex-lover's mother and undoes the damage she did. Van Tass le weds Rose, while Myrtle goes back to the cabaret and her old life.

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disinheritance, fiancee, forbidden-love, inheritance, love, romance