In Search of a Sinner (1920)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Constance Talmadge dominates this comedy in her usual, mischievous manner. She's Georgiana Chadbourne, a young widow. Her dead husband was such a straight arrow that it bored her, and after a proper enough mourning period, she goes out in search of adventure. She gets in trouble for picking flowers in Central Park, but is rescued by Jack Garrison (Rockcliffe Fellows), who she mistakes for an artistic, bohemian type of character. To her frustration, she discovers he is as good as her husband was. Since he has already won her heart, she has no choice but to make a bad guy out of him. When she discovers that Garrison is friends with her brother, she hatches her plot. Georgiana pretends that she is her brother's wife, not his sister, and shocks Garrison by vamping him. In spite of his super-human efforts to reject her, he can't help but fall into her trap. Eventually all is explained and Georgiana is more than happy to wed and "reform" her man.

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assumed-identity, deception, love, seduction, widow/widower