One Wild Week (1921)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |  
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This lively comedy was well suited for Bebe Daniels' talents. Daniels plays Pauline Hathaway, just turned 18 years old, who is informed by Oliver Tobin (Edwin Stevens), the family lawyer, that she will inherit half a million dollars -- that is, if she manages to live up to his high standards of behavior. If she's found not worthy, the money will go to her aunt, Emma Jessop (Maym Kelso). Of course, Pauline proceeds to get herself into trouble. While on the train to go visit a friend of her dead mother's named Mrs. Brewster (Frances Raymond), a thief hands Pauline a stolen wallet. As a result she is arrested and sent to a girls' reformatory. Bruce Reynolds (Frank Kingsley), who has seen her in court, convinces the judge to allow him to bring his invention into the reformatory. Pauline, meanwhile, breaks out of the prison with three other girls. There is a frantic search for her and she shows up at Mrs. Brewster's just before Tobin and Aunt Emma. When Pauline's name is cleared, she gets her money and wins Reynolds as a husband.

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robbery, criminal, false-accusation, flapper, inheritance, prison