I Want My Man (1925)

Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |  
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Milton Sills and Doris Kenyon star in this drama, which was actually based on a novel, The Interpreter's House, by Struthers Burt. During "the Great War" (as World War I was known back then), Guilian Eyer (Sills) is blinded, and his nurse, Vida (Kenyon), wants to take care of him permanently. So she convinces him that she has been horribly disfigured to win his sympathy, and they marry. It turns out, however, that his sight can be restored and Vida believes he will never forgive her for the deception. She also discovers that before the war, he had been engaged to another woman, Leal Satori (May Allison), so she leaves, hoping to win him back on honest terms. Vida takes a position as companion to his mother (Kate Bruce), and it becomes clear to her that Leal is only interested in Eyre's money. Eyre's brother-in-law, Phillip (Paul Nicholson), commits suicide, and it is revealed that he embezzled so much money that it has depleted the family fortune. Leal dumps Eyre, and once he finally figures out who Vida really is, they are reunited. Sills and Kenyon were a real-life romantic couple; they would marry in 1927.

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blindness [physical], dependence, doctor/nurse, handicap, love, love-triangle, rival, veteran [military]