Impulse (1922)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |  
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Based on a magazine serial, this low-budget society melodrama stars Neva Gerber as Julia Merrifield, a poor working girl masquerading as a society belle at a fashionable health spa. She falls in love with rich Robert Addis (Jack Dougherty, but they become separated in a train wreck. Back home, Julia is soon terrorized by David Usher (Douglas Gerrard), the husband who deserted her more than a year earlier. Discovering that Usher is plotting to embezzle rich Mrs. Cameron (Helen Gilmore), Julia does her best to warn the woman, whose nephew is none other than Robert Addis. Mrs. Cameron's life is saved in the nick of time, and Usher meets his death in a shootout with the police, leaving Julia to plan a future with Addis. Like most of Neva Gerber's films, Impulse was produced by Benjamin F. Wilson, a low-budget Hollywood entrepreneur best remembered for producing, directing, and sometimes even starring in scores of low-budget Westerns.

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criminal, danger, elderly, employment, fate, friendship, guilt, help, home, husband, love, luxury, meeting, millionaire, motel, nephew, society, train [locomotive]