Daring Love (1924)

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This society drama is told in a rather interesting manner, opening with a senator telling the story of a man who came back from the depths. Lawyer John Steadman (Huntly Gordon) has a drinking problem, and his wife (Gertrude Astor) threatens divorce unless he straightens up. He does, but then he comes home to find his wife in the arms of Jerry Hayden (Morgan Wallace). He feigns drunkenness and she asks for a divorce. The depressed Steadman sinks to haunting dives. At a dancehall belonging to Red Bishop (Walter Long), he meets Bobo (Elaine Hammerstein). To give his wife grounds for divorce, he goes to Bobo's home. Bobo, however, turns out to have a heart of gold and nurses him back to health. When the United States enters the World War, he goes off to serve. When he returns, his wife tries to win him back. When she fails, she convinces Bobo to give him up. Bobo accepts the marriage proposal of Bishop, but then she admits she really loves Steadman. Bishop sets out to give Steadman a thrashing, but instead he relents and allows the couple to be together. When the senator finishes his story, the governor walks in -- it's Steadman and Bobo is his wife. The senator is Red Bishop.

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alcoholism, dance-hall-girl, decadence, divorce, lawyer, wife