Forbidden (1920)

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Although this wasn't one of Lois Weber's most distinguished films, its star, Mildred Harris (billed at the time as Mrs. Charles Chaplin), was well cast. New Yorker Fred Worthington (Henry Woodward) doubts the sincerity of his sweetheart and his friends, so he plants an item claiming he has become bankrupt. Almost on cue, everyone dumps him, so he leaves the city in disgust. He goes to the country to visit his mother and meets innocent Maddie Irwin (Harris). They fall in love and marry, but only afterwards does Worthington realize that his country wife really wants to be a city girl. His arguments fall on deaf ears, so he throws a party at his country estate and invites his wildest friends. To his surprise, Maddie thoroughly enjoys the revelry instead of being repelled by it. Maddie finally satisfies her lust for city life by running off to Chinatown with a group of strangers. She becomes embroiled with a mysterious Frenchman and winds up in a lot of trouble. After one of her former admirers from the country finally rescues her, Maddie returns home glad to be a country girl -- never realizing that the Frenchman was actually her husband in disguise.