Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919)

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Kitty Kelly (Bessie Barriscale) has just graduated from medical school and she decides to set up business in a Western mining camp. Because she is pretty, all the miners come up with various ailments just so they have a chance to spend time with her. The one that wins her heart is ranch foreman Bob Lang (Jack Holt), but a wrench is thrown into the romance when Kitty comes to the conclusion that he drinks too much. She refuses to see him, but he comes to her rescue when she is attacked by saloon keeper Jerry Williams (Wedgewood Nowell). Williams' common-law wife, Lola (Mildred Manning), is jealous of the attention he has paid to Kitty, and she kills him. Circumstantial evidence, however, points to Lang. Kitty does some of her own investigating and discovers the guilty party. Once Lang is cleared, she agrees to become his wife. Bessie Barriscale's forte was playing weepy wives, and she was woefully miscast in this light comedy.