Maid of the West (1921)

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Philo McCullough, who was known during the silent era for his villainous roles, directs this comedy-drama. The results, however, weren't very good -- the titles were filled with over-the-top puns, which didn't fit in with the tone of the story. After this film, McCullough wisely returned to the other side of the megaphone. Betty (Eileen Percy) is an orphaned heiress who lives with her aunt and uncle in Texas. She has fallen in love with Bert Cragnair (William Scott), an aviator from Waco, but her uncle stops her from eloping with him. Betty's relatives have different plans for her; they intend to introduce her to New York society, where she can find a man of her own station. When Betty arrives in the East, she finds that Bert has beaten her there and landed himself a job as her aunt's chauffeur. There is some silliness about the theft of a valuable necklace, which Betty recovers with Bert's help. Finally the couple wed and fly off for their honeymoon.

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damsel-in-distress, exile, family-disapproval, love, love-conquers-all, opal, rescue, robbery, romance