Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Joyce Brandon (Laura La Plante) is in love with Jack Sturdevant (Tom Moore), but he doesn't even know she's alive. As a means of getting closer to Sturdevant, Joyce poses as the widow of Jack's best friend, a popular novelist. Thanks to her masquerade, our heroine finds herself in line for a huge insurance settlement, which not only poses a moral dilemma but also brings her in close contact with rapacious villain J. A. Creelman (Bryant Washburn). In the end, Joyce confesses to her deception, only to find that Jack still loves her. Most of The Love Thrill was shot indoors, suggesting that the weather must have been fairly inclement around Universal City.
confession [criminal], deception, friendship, impersonation, insurance, love, romance, widow/widower, writing