Her Resale Value (1933)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Fed up with her doctor husband's ceaseless charity work, Mary Harris (June Clyde) leaves her Midwest "tank town" in favor of Big City excitement in this low-budget drama from Hollywood's sole woman producer at the time, Fanchon Royer. Boarding with her sophisticated friend, Milly (Noel Francis), Mary begins an affair with Sidney Fletcher (Ralf Harolde), the owner of the dress shop where both girls model. Meanwhile, back in Mary's hometown, Ted Harris (George J. Lewis) saves the life of a pillar of society, and, as a reward, is made head of the local hospital. Mary, who believes Fletcher will marry her, demands a divorce from Ted. Fletcher reneges on his promises and instead offers Mary a check for 10,000 dollars, the "usual amount," as he calls it. A struggle ensues, during which the bounder is shot. Realizing that Mary will be charged with first-degree murder if Fletcher dies, Ted volunteers to operate on his former rival, whose life is saved in the nick of time. Reunited with the husband who always loved her, Mary happily returns to her old vocation as his nurse.

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extramarital-affair, golddigger, misunderstanding, modeling, seduction