Daughters of the Rich (1923)

Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This society drama only existed to give moviegoers of the Roaring Twenties a chance to see the wealthy behave scandalously in luxurious surroundings. Gerald Walden (Gaston Glass) and Maud Barhyte (Miriam Cooper), members of high society, become engaged. While Paris, they are invited to a party thrown by Sally Malakoff (Ruth Clifford), who was once Walden's childhood sweetheart. Sally married Count Malakoff (Stuart Holmes) only to please her mother (Truly Shattuck), and she is scheming to get Walden back. She arranges it so that Maud is put in a compromising position with her unwanted husband, and Walden fights a duel with him. In the ensuing scandal, Sally divorces the Count and weds Walden, who believes that Maud doesn't love him anymore. But when he finds out about Sally's machinations, she commits suicide, and he is once again free to marry Maud.

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consummation, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, murder, romance, suspect, tragic-love