Dangerous to Men (1920)

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All Metro Studios had to do back in 1920 was put the name Viola Dana on a movie marquee, and the red ink miraculously turned black in the studio ledgers. In Dangerous to Men, Dana plays a boarding-house lass who is forced to live with a wealthy guardian when her husband dies. Imagining her guardian to be an old frump, Dana determines to be as unpleasant and unattractive as possible. Much to her suprise (if not the audience's), the "old frump" turns out to be handsome young Milton Sills. She falls instantly in love, but he considers her a troublesome child-at least, until she rescues him from the clutches of avaricious actress Marion Skinner. Dangerous to Men was based on the stock-company favorite Eliza Come to Stay.

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actor, bachelor, boarding-school, dress, father, fortune [wealth], handsome, love, orphan, school, tomboy