Reputation (1921)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |  
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Priscilla Dean has a dual role in this drama based on False Colors by Edwina Levin. Laura Figlan (Dean) is an ambitious actress with no domestic or maternal instincts whatsoever. While she is becoming a success in England, her daughter, Pauline (Mae Giraci), grows up in America, never knowing her mother. As a young woman, Pauline (also played by Dean) becomes an actress, but she struggles along without much success. All this changes because Laura lands a role in a Broadway play, but she never shows up because of her dissipated lifestyle. Pauline is struck by her resemblance to the missing star, not realizing that Laura is her mother. She tricks the manager, Max Gossman (William Welsh), into believing that she is Laura and lands the Broadway role. Laura finally arrives and discovers an impostor in her place. She also runs into the man who caused her downfall and murders him. Pauline is accused of the crime. This suits Laura just fine until she discovers the impostor is her own daughter. Shattered at what she has done to Pauline's life, Laura commits suicide.

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actor, alter-ego, confession [criminal], daughter, drugs, mother, reputation, triumph