Chickie (1925)

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Chickie Bryce (Dorothy Mackaill) is a stenographer, who, encouraged by her mother (Gladys Brockwell), longs to marry a millionaire. This doesn't stop her, however, from flirting with Barry Dunne, a young lawyer from a neighboring office (John Bowers). Chickie and Dunne become involved, but finally a millionaire, Jake Munson (Paul Nicholson), comes into her life. He takes her out to dinner, and then to his apartment. Dunne is angry about this, and makes plans to go to London. Before he leaves, though, he makes up with Chickie. Ila Moore (Olive Tell) follows Dunne to London, which Chickie doesn't like one bit. Ila, who is trying to win Dunne, wires Chickie that he has married her. Chickie has a baby, and her father (Hobart Bosworth) is convinced it belongs to the millionaire. Chickie admits it is Dunne's. When Dunne returns from London, Mr. Bryce tries to shoot him. Chickie stops him, and Dunne reveals that he is not married after all -- but that he wants to be married to Chickie. This drama was based on the novel by Eleanore Maherin, which was serialized in newspapers across the country.

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escape, family-disapproval, love, parent, party, poverty, romance, upward-mobility