In the Name of Love (1925)

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Naturalized American Raoul Melnotte (Ricardo Cortez) travels from Chicago to his native France in search of his childhood sweetheart, Marie Dufrayne (Greta Nissen). Unfortunately, he discovers that she has become a wealthy, snobbish social climber. Since she wants a husband with a title, she has no interest in Melnotte, a modest businessman. She has also turned down the suits of the Marquis de Beaumont (Raymond Hatton) and Monsieur Glavis (Wallace Beery). When the two rejected suitors find out that Melnotte was snubbed too, they convince him to court Marie disguised as the Prince of Como and win revenge for them all. Melnotte is more than happy to oblige and weds Marie in a castle just before the real prince -- a middle-aged man -- shows up. When she realizes she has been fooled, Marie is furious. Melnotte is revealed to be her childhood sweetheart, and she is willing to accept him as her husband.

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ambition, childhood, childhood-sweetheart, fortune [wealth], love, prince, sweetheart, truth