Conquering the Woman (1922)

Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This is not one of the better collaborations between director King Vidor and his then-wife, Florence Vidor. She stars as Judith Stafford, who comes from a moneyed family. A recent trip to Europe has turned her into a snobby and pretentious young woman. She returns engaged to a count of no-accounts and refuses to even consider the young man her father wants her to marry, the cowboy son of an old friend (David Butler). To solve this dilemma, Stafford arranges it so that Judith and the young man are marooned on a South Sea island together. It takes the better part of the three months they are there for Judith to realize that, according to filmland tradition, she is supposed to fall madly in love with the rugged Westerner. Finally she does, and when the count comes to fetch her, she dumps him flat in favor of the cowboy.

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abandonment, aristocracy, cowboy, father, forbidden-love, love, marriage, romance