Her Reputation (1923)

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Paramount loaned May McAvoy to producer Thomas Ince to star in this drama about yellow journalism. Jacqueline Lanier (McAvoy) and Andres Miro (Eric Mayne) are about to marry. But on the day of the wedding, Jack Calhoun, a jealous former suitor (Casson Ferguson), kills Miro and then shoots himself. Newspaperman John Covert Mansfield (Winter Hall) sees his chance to create some sensational headlines, and his paper's stories paint Jacqueline as a heartless vamp. In reality, Jacqueline is an innocent convent girl who's horrified by the unwanted publicity. She and her nurse flee their home in New Orleans but they are caught in a flood when the levee breaks. Jacqueline winds up on a rooftop with Sherwood Mansfield, the newspaperman's son (Lloyd Hughes). Stuck for four days, the two fall in love, but after they are rescued, Jacqueline runs off to join a dance troupe. When the cafe where she is working is raided, Jacqueline finds refuge with Sherwood once again, this time in a mountain lodge. Old man Mansfield goes after them and is caught in a forest fire. When Sherwood finally discovers Jacqueline's identity, he dashes off a telegraph to his father's paper just before the telephone wires burn down, stopping the nasty stories about her. This picture was adapted from the novel by Talbot Munday and Bradley King.

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assault, inheritance, investigation, journalism, love, reporter, reputation, romance, scandal, victim, yellow-journalism