Dangerous Business (1920)

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Constance Talmadge teams up once again with the writer/director team of Anita Loos and John Emerson for this light comedy. The spoiled, capricious Nancy Flavel (Talmadge) is always chasing after some inappropriate male and completely ignores the timidly offered love of Clarence Brooks (Kenneth Harlan), who is secretary to her father (George Fawcett). When World War I breaks out, Clarence enlists. Nancy's mother (Matilda Brundage) has a rich mate (Jack Raymond) picked out for her daughter, and when his draft number is called, she insists on an immediate wedding. To get out of it, Nancy suddenly declares that she and Clarence were secretly married before he went to France. But Clarence comes home a much stronger man and he refuses to play the game Nancy's way. First he insists that she spend the night in an adjoining bedroom, which compromises her, and then refuses to marry her for real because she's too frivolous. So Nancy is forced to get serious and win him back, which eventually she does.