How Women Love (1922)

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Although she had been Fox's replacement vamp after the exit of Theda Bara, Betty Blythe chose a far less exotic character than 1921's Queen of Sheba for her first self-produced picture. Here she is Rosa Roma, the daughter of a famous prima donna, who has inherited her mother's voice. She comes to America with her aunt, and soon thereafter millionaire Ogden Ward (Charles Lane) offers to finance her studies -- just so long as she doesn't fall in love and follows his direction for her career. But then she meets composer Griffith Ames (Robert Fraser) and all that flies out the window. Ames creates an opera, and Rosa plays the lead for charity, which infuriates Ward. She plans to buy him off with some of her jewels, which she has been hanging onto for sentimental reasons. But the gems are stolen and it is revealed that Ward -- who collects valuable stones -- is in cahoots with a Count-of-no-account, who committed the theft. Rosa overcomes all this, becomes a success, and weds the young composer.

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captive, captor, daughter, escape, mother, opera, singer, stars [celebrities]