Dangerous Game (1922)

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Universal Studios gave Gladys Walton a number of Cinderella-type stories in an attempt to make a star of her. However, none of these pictures -- including this comedy-drama, based on a magazine story by Louis Dodge -- was strong enough to give her any real presence. Gret'n Ann (Walton) is a backwoods girl who winds up in the care of Bill Kelley, a kindly brakeman (William Robert Daly) and his wife (Kate Price). But she feels like an intruder so she leaves and steps into the home of Pete Sebastian, who has just struck it rich in oil (Edward Jobson). She announces that she has come to live at his home, and he takes her in. She proves to be a valuable guest when she saves Sebastian from being swindled by a fake medium. Sebastian sends her to a fashionable girls' school and has her promise to marry him on her return. But Gret'n Ann has fallen in love with the Kelley son, John (Robert Agnew). When she returns, Sebastian, who is much older than she, understands the situation and releases her from her obligation to him.

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adoption, aunt, con/scam, death, friendship, love, marriage, orphan, romance, runaway [from home], uncle