Fighting Odds (1917)

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Humorist Irvin S. Cobb was one of the screenwriters for the 1917 Allan Dwan production Fighting Odds. In her film debut, Broadway luminary Maxine Elliot plays the wife of a Henry Ford-like auto manufacturer. When her husband is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit, Maxine vows to snare the responsible party. To do this, she poses as an English noblewoman, luring the susceptible villain (Charles Dalton) to his well-deserved downfall. Unlike many other stage stars, Maxine Elliot made a successful transition to silent films, and remained a movie favorite for several years.

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bankruptcy, con/scam, disguise, English [nationality], financier, frame-up, husband, impersonation, name-clearing, prison, seduction, truth, Wall-Street, wife, woman