Mine to Keep (1923)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This domestic drama may sound tiresome, but it was considered solid entertainment in 1923. Just before he gets married, Victor Olney (Bryant Washburn) attends a bachelor party where dancer Carmen Joy (Charlotte Stevens) is performing. She is injured, and Olney winds up giving her money to pay for her medical bills. After his wedding to Constance Rives (Mabel Forrest), Olney becomes insanely jealous of all her friends, especially former suitor Clint Mowbray (Wheeler Oakman). Constance is annoyed at her husband's possessiveness, even more so when Mowbray makes it look like Olney and Carmen were having an affair. Constance leaves Olney and nurses Carmen back to health. Olney, meanwhile, gets a lecture from his mother-in-law (Kate Lester) on the proper way to treat a wife. Convinced by her words, Olney learns how to have faith in Constance. She returns to him when Carmen assures her that she was never involved with her husband.

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dance [art], forbidden-love, groom [bridegroom], handicap, injury, love, marriage, self-sacrifice