Neglected Wives (1920)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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Philip Pemberton (E.J. Radcliffe) is so intent on snaring the nomination for governor that he sorely neglects his wife Dorothy (Anne Luther) and their daughter Grace (Ivy Ward). His opponent is a crooked political boss, Horton (Charles Gerard), who will use any means to destroy Pemberton's career. When he can find nothing ruinous in Pemberton's past that he can use against him, Horton decides to work on Mrs. Pemberton instead. First he gets his underlings to entice her into going to a gambling resort. But she just happens to leave before it is raided. Next, he tries to put her in a compromising position -- his plan is to tell Pemberton that he will keep mum on the situation if Pemberton renounces his candidacy. But the plan is foiled for good when the chauffeur reveals himself to be an international detective who is after Horton's cronies. Horton finally gives up, while Pemberton realizes that perhaps he should spend more time at home so that his wife is no longer tempted to go traipsing off with questionable associates.

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business, career, extramarital-affair, marriage, neglect, wife