Private Affairs (1925)

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This comedy-drama is mostly a collection of different stories, all intertwined, with a cast that consists of solid second-string actors and no stars. When Howard Bomar (Willis Marks), the postmaster of a small town, suddenly dies, a packet of five-year-old letters is found. These are sent out and cause the recipients all sorts of turmoil. Andy Gillespie (Hardee Kirkland), the town drunk, discovers that he is heir to a fortune. Amy Lufkin (Mildred Harris), who married John Maddox (J. Frank Glendon) when she never heard from her sweetheart, Lee Cross (David Butler), receives Cross' long-overdue marriage proposal. Alf Stacy (Arthur Hoyt) and his wife Irma (Betty Francisco) both receive letters from former sweethearts and it almost causes them to divorce. Amy is ready to leave Maddox and their two children for Cross when he arrives in town, but when she sees how conceited and shallow he has become, she realizes she picked the right man after all. Cross decides to call on Agnes, the dead postmaster's daughter (Gladys Hulette), and her boyfriend, Fred Henley (Robert Agnew), gives him a sound thrashing. When Henley's dog breeding business goes bust, Gillespie -- who now owns a factory -- offers him a job as superintendent.

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inheritance, letter, marriage