Her Five-Foot Highness (1920)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Edith Roberts stars in this lively comedy-drama. When Charles Wilshire died, he left his ranch in the Texas panhandle to his daughter, Ellen (Roberts). Ellen, a tomboy, fits right in with the ranch hands and wins their devotion. When Saunders, Wilshire's attorney, schemes with a railroad agent to get the ranch for far less than it is worth, one of the hands, Slim Higgins (Leonard Claphem), warns Ellen. As a result, she turns Saunders down. Over in England, meanwhile, the Duke of Wilshire has died, and his will bequeaths his estate to his relatives and friends -- unless his brother, Charles, has left an heir. Ellen, of course, is the heir and she heads for England to claim the estate. Saunders, however, brings a chorus girl (Leota Lorraine) to England and tries to pass her off as Ellen. At a loss over what to do, and with the Wilshire relatives eyeing her suspiciously, Ellen decides to return to Texas. Eventually, her identity as the heir to the Wilshire estate is established. Although she is surrounded by eager British suitors, she chooses Slim Higgins as her husband.

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love, romance, America, aristocracy, chorus-girl, cowboy, death, estate, expose [revelation], father, heir, impersonation, inheritance, lawyer, possession, proposal [romantic], society, uncle