Gerald Cranston's Lady (1924)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Gerald Cranston (James Kirkwood) is an extremely wealthy factory owner and Lady Hermione (Alma Rubens) has a title but no money. They agree to a marriage of convenience -- he for the social prestige and she so that she and her young son will have financial independence. Gordon Ibbotsleigh, a former lover of Lady Hermione's (Walter McGrail), mocks the marriage and tries to resume relations with her. Out of respect for Cranston, who has financed Ibbotsleigh's upcoming African safari, she turns him down. Hermione goes to the country and while she is away, her cousin, Angela (Marguerite de la Motte), chases after Cranston, using all her feminine wiles to convince him to make love to her. She even follows him to Paris. Hermione returns, knowing that she is beginning to love Cranston, but when she hears of the Paris incident, she believes he has been untrue. Workers from Cranston's factories rebel and a mob attacks him. Angela tells Hermione that Cranston has been faithful all along, so she goes to him. She offers the entire fortune he gave her and her little boy if it will save him from ruin, and the couple are reunited. This drama was based on the novel by Gilbert Frankau.

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fortune-hunter, knight, love, revenge, romance, victim