Divorce of Convenience (1921)

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While he is most often remembered these days as Mary Pickford's first husband, Owen Moore was also an accomplished farceur. He's a magnet for trouble in this five-reel comedy, which co-stars the vampish Nita Naldi. Naldi is Tula Moliani, a hot-blooded Latin woman who wants to divorce Senator Wakefield (George Lessey) so that she can be with another man. The unhappy couple is staying at a hotel, where Tula meets Jim Blake (Moore) and decides he would make the perfect co-respondent. Unfortunately, Blake is also the fiancé of Wakefield's daughter, Helen (Katherine Perry), so this causes a lot of complications. It gets even worse when Tula's latest squeeze shows up and wants to kill Blake because he thinks he is in love with Tula. Blake manages to commandeer the guns belonging to Tula's lover, and Helen figures out that her sweetheart is a pawn and not a philanderer.

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