One Week of Love (1922)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |  
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Producer Lewis J. Selznek showed off his skills as a showman with this flashy Elaine Hammerstein vehicle. While Hammerstein was never one of the biggest film stars of the '20s, he backed her up here with an adventuresome and picturesque tale. Beth Wynn (Hammerstein) is a spoiled society girl. At a fashionable party, she agrees to marry Francis Fraser (Hallam Cooley) if he beats her in an airplane race. But the race ends in disaster -- the wing of Beth's craft breaks and it crashes in the mountains of Mexico. She is rescued by three rough men who cut cards to see who gets her. One of the men, Buck Fearnley (Conway Tearle), feels sorry for her and buys her from the winner. He takes her to his cabin, where she overcomes her loathing for him and helps him to become regenerated. Fearnley agrees to send her back to Fraser, but the train carrying her home is swept over a bridge during a storm. Fearnley heroically saves her, while Fraser, who proves to be a coward, is washed away in the raging river. Beth and Fearnley acknowledge their love for each other and are united.

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accident, aerial, crash, flood, love, Mexico, millionaire, racer, reform [improve], renegade, rescue, train [locomotive]