Her Great Chance (1918)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Alice Brady stars in this screen adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel, Golden Fleece. Shopgirl Lola Gray (Brady) is having a romance with Charlie Cox (David Powell), the son of a wealthy man. While Charlie sincerely loves Lola, he doesn't have much sense. He refuses to work as long as his father (Hardy Kirkland) supports him, and he spends his nights whooping it up at road houses. When he asks Lola to marry him, she turns him down. But when Lola's sister Ida (Gloria Goodwin), who is secretary to Charlie's father, finds out that Charlie is being cut out of his dad's will, she lords this over Lola, and this information inspires her to accept Charlie's proposal. They quickly get married, and the next day, they get word that Cox, Sr. has died. Charlie is already starting to count his fortune when Lola reveals that he has been cut out of the will, and that was one of reasons she agreed to marry him -- that way no one could accuse her of wanting his money. So the couple goes to the Midwest and they start life anew on a farm. This was Charles Maigne's first jump from screenwriting to directing.

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forbidden-love, love, millionaire, mountains, roadhouse, son