Cordelia the Magnificent (1923)

Run Time - 73 min.  |  
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This picture is based on the novel by Leroy Scott. Because of her brains and charming manner, Cordelia Marlowe is called "the Magnificent" by her friends. But she finds herself suddenly thrust into poverty, and instead of marrying Jerry Plimpton (Lloyd Whitlock) for the financial security, she goes to work. A shifty lawyer enlists her help in getting information about a society matron who has a "past." Cordelia is innocent of his true motives, which involve blackmail, and when she discovers his game, she finds herself ostracized by Plimpton. She works to clear herself, with help from James Grayson -- a man she met while he was posing as a butler (Lewis Dayton). The lawyer is exposed as the bad guy, and Cordelia's good name is cleared. Clara Kimball Young's vogue as a star had already pretty much passed by the time she starred in this society drama.