Drusilla with a Million (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mary Carr (the charming old woman from Over the Hill to the Poorhouse) plays Drusilla Doane, a charity case at an old ladies' home. When Elias Arnold (Henry Barrows) gets upset with his son, Collin (Kenneth Harlan), he wills his fortune to Drusilla instead. Upon his death, the old lady finds herself a millionaire and goes to live in his mansion. After a mother deserts her baby on Drusilla's doorstep, she decides to open her home for more abandoned babies and finds her true life's purpose. Meanwhile, Collin is injured in a car accident trying to avoid hitting Sally May Ferris (Priscilla Bonner). Sally, an orphan, nurses him back to health and they marry. Daphne Thornton (Claire Du Brey), wanting to break the will and marry Collin herself, goes to work on Sally. She convinces Sally that she is ruining Collin's life, so she leaves him. While living in poverty, she has Collin's baby and she tries to leave it on Drusilla's doorstep, but she is caught and hauled into jail. She refuses to divulge her husband's name and Daphne manages to keep Collin -- who has been desperately searching for her -- out of the courtroom. Just as the baby is taken away, however, he shows up and the couple are reunited. Drusilla takes the couple in to live with her in the Arnold mansion.

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con/scam, disinheritance, greed, inheritance, lawyer, seduction, son