Paid Back (1922)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Following a year-long absence from the screen, Gladys Brockwell returned to films in this Universal melodrama. When she tries to save her friend from the repercussions of an affair, Carol Gordon (Brockwell) gets in trouble with her own newly-wed husband -- he believes that she's the one who has been unfaithful and sends her away. Jack Gregory (Stuart Holmes) -- the man who had the affair with her friend -- now believes that Carol will be an easy mark. But Carol has other things on her mind -- she accompanies him to a South Seas island only to keep him from ruining other women's lives. While on the island, she meets the manly David Hardy (Mahlon Hamilton) and falls in love. Gregory tries to have his way with Hardy's sister Elouise (Edna Murphy), but Carol puts a halt to his scheming. Conveniently, Carol's husband (who was much older than she) dies, and Gregory comes down with some sort of jungle fever and perishes too, so she and Hardy are free to be together. Some comic relief is provided by the always-funny Kate Price, who plays Carol's hefty servant.

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blackmail, death, estate, extramarital-affair, husband, island, lure [tempt], orphan, South-Seas, superintendent