Getting Mary Married (1919)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Getting Mary Married was tailor-made to the talents of perky Marion Davies. The stepchild (Davies) of a millionaire is required by the conditions of a will to live with the family of her step-uncle, who makes life hell for the poor girl. She can't even find solace in romance, since she'll lose her legacy should she ever marry. At last deciding that she cares less for money than for happiness, our heroine defiantly weds. The upshot: the girl ends up as rich as Croesus, while her wicked uncle finds himself broke at fadeout time. The legend that all of Marion Davies' films were fiascoes doesn't stand up to such evidence as Getting Mary Married, which in addition to the sprightly performance of the star, boasts an excellent script by Anita Loos and John Emerson, and topnotch direction by the ever-reliable Allan Dwan.

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brother, dating, death, debt, family, fortune [wealth], girl, millionaire, relative, will [document]