Gilded Lies (1921)

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When her fiancé is reported lost on an expedition to the North Pole, Hester Thorpe (Martha Manfield) is coerced by her ambitious aunt into marrying society wolf Martin Ward (Frank Whitson). But when Ward proves to be a penniless brute, Hester seeks protection from her former boyfriend, Keene McComb (George O'Brien), who had returned mere hours after the nuptials. Facing bankruptcy, Ward fakes his own suicide and Hester marries McComb. Ward, however, returns to engage in a bit of blackmail, but meets a violent end on a rocky precipice. George Stewart and veteran character actor Arthur Donaldson also appeared in this routine melodrama from Selznick Pictures.