Come to My House (1927)

Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Olive Borden closed out her Fox Pictures contract with the mild murder thriller Come to My House. Though she's just become engaged to Murtaugh Pell (Cornelius Keefe), socialite Joan Century (Borden) accepts a midnight-dinner invitation from wealthy bachelor Floyd Benning (Antonio Moreno). While entering Benning's home, Joan is spotted by blackmailing Fraylor (Ben Bard), who threatens to tell all to Pell unless the girl pays up. Benning gallantly offers to "take care" of Fraylor himself -- and when the blackmailer is murdered, Benning is promptly picked up for the crime. Though the cops have him dead to rights, Benning refuses to explain his motives, thereby ruining any chances for leniency from the judge. At the last moment, however, Joan willingly puts her own reputation on the line to save Bennings from the gallows.

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bachelor, blackmail, confession-false, dinner, engagement, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, honor [recognition], murder