Love Gamble (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |  
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This romantic melodrama was based on the novel Peggy of Beacon Hill by Maysie Greig. Because she is so badly treated by her stepfather (James Marcus), Peggy Mason (Lillian Rich) considers marrying Joe Wheeler (Brooks Benedict), even though she does not love him. Then she inherits a thousand dollars and this enables her to become a partner in a Bohemian tea room in Boston. There she meets Douglas Wyman (Robert Frazer) and falls in love with him. When he takes her to his lodge in the woods he admits that he is already married to a faithless wife (Bonnie Hill). Peggy refuses to have anything to do with him and escapes from the lodge. She is caught in a storm and becomes very ill. While she is recuperating, she reads a newspaper item that says Wyman is being tried for the murder of his wife. Since she was killed on the night that he was with Peggy, she rushes down to the courtroom and willingly ruins her good name by admitting she was with him. Wyman is freed and he and Peggy unite.

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business, inheritance, love, love-triangle, playboy, reputation, sweetheart