Dangerous Money (1924)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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There is a dispute over the ownership of some valuable Long Island farmland -- the Clarks and the Sullivans both claim it. It is ultimately awarded to Adele (Bebe Daniels), the last of the Clarks. Although Adele is in love with Tim (Tom Moore), the son of Sheamus Sullivan (Edward O'Connor), their romance is stalled when her trustees send her away to finishing school. The headmistress takes her to Europe where she meets Arnolfo, an impoverished prince (William Powell, who generally played villainous types before talkies came in). Adele has become extravagant, and when Tim travels to Europe to straighten her out, he fails. She marries the prince, but then she's called home and informed by O'Hara (Charles Slattery) that he has found a will giving the land to Sheamus. He offers to sell it to her but she refuses. The prince, however, is not so noble, and he steals her jewelry and buys it himself. Adele manages to get it from him and lets Tim know about it. A fire breaks out because of Arnolfo's carelessness. Tim rescues Adele, but the prince dies while trying to make his escape. With his death, Adele and Tim are finally reunited.

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first-love, marriage, matchmaker, money, poverty, prince, sweetheart