Love Piker (1923)

Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The talents of screenwriter Frances Marion and star Anita Stewart are wasted in this flimsy, overlong comedy-drama. Stewart's starring role, as snobbish society maiden Hope Warner, is surprisingly unsympathetic. Hope meets handsome Martin Van Huisen (Robert W. Frazer) when he offers to pay her speeding ticket. The two fall in love, even though he is far below her in social station. Martin's father, Peter (William Norris), is particularly embarrassing with his crude demeanor and backward ways. When the couple makes wedding plans, Hope decides not to invite the father of the groom. Her conscience, however, starts eating away at her, and she spends a couple of tedious reels wonder whether she has done the right thing. Ultimately, she repents her decision and disappears. The members of the wedding party wait anxiously at the church, wondering what has happened to the bride. They get their answer when she shows up with Peter by her side, and the wedding goes on (almost) as planned.

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butler, eccentric, marriage, snob, wedding