Princess of New York (1921)

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Helen Stanton, an American heiress (Mary Glynne) arrives in London with her chaperone, Mrs. Raffan (Saba Raleigh). Mrs. Raffan's sister becomes ill and Helen goes to stay with the Mersthams, a titled family of fortune hunters. Sir George Merstham (George Bellamy) encourages his son, Allan (Ivo Dawson), to pursue Helen. Helen has already met the far more honorable Geoffrey Kingsward (David Powell). After Helen buys some extremely valuable jewelry, Sir George hears that her father has become bankrupt. Sir George convinces her to pawn her jewelry to help him meet a business obligation, then he skips the country. Because the jewelry was merely charged, Helen winds up being accused of fraud, but she escapes with the help of Kingsward and Allan, who has declined to participate in his father's scheme. Helen's father informs her that the reports of his bankruptcy were false, and he gives his blessings to her union with Kingsward. This mediocre British-made drama was based on an equally mediocre novel by Cosmo Hamilton.

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aristocracy, false-accusation, robbery