Mismates (1926)

Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Mismates was based on the Myron C. Fagan stage play of the same name. Doris Kenyon plays a pretty young woman of modest means who doesn't know what she's in for when she marries wealthy Philo McCullough. The groom's over-protective mother not only refuses to recognize the marriage, but she also denies Kenyon access to the family home -- for five long years! McCullough's snooty relatives try to rid themselves of Kenyon by framing the girl for a crime she didn't commit. But our heroine escapes from jail to get the last laugh on her despicable in-laws. Halfway through the film, director Charles J. Brabin tries and fails to emulate Cecil B. DeMille with an extravagant society party, which makes about as much sense as the rest of picture.

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escape, forbidden-love, frame-up, imprisonment, in-law, mother-in-law, over-protective