Good Women (1921)

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Rosemary Theby is American heiress Katherine Brinkley, a selfish young lady who believes that every woman should be out for herself. When she meets pianist Nicolai Brouevitch (Hamilton Revelle), it matters not one whit to her that he has a wife, Inna (Irene Blackwell), who loves him very much. Katherine convinces the temperamental musician that the two of them are soul mates and that Inna should not stand in the way of their romance. Their scandalous affair, which takes them to Europe, finally convinces her that Brouevitch is a shallow man and she should never have gotten involved with him in the first place. He eventually goes back to Inna, his social standing unaffected by the affair. Not so with Katherine, especially not in the 1920s when the double standard was in full swing. Her reputation is ruined, and she learns too late that she can't flout convention. One of the selling points of this drama was that it featured the same director and cast (excepting Otis Skinner) of 1920's Kismet.

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flirtation, gossip, honor [recognition], love, marriage, pianist, scandal, spouse, writing