Rose of the World (1925)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In spite of a good cast, this Warner Bros. release, based on a novel by Kathleen Norris, is trite and unoriginal. It starts off with the cliché situation of a poor girl in love with a wealthy boy. Mrs. Talbot (Helen Dunbar) refuses to even entertain the thought of her son, Jack (Alan Forrest), marrying Rose Kirby (Patsy Ruth Miller). Jack, being weak-willed and scared of his mother, acquiesces and weds a society butterfly, Edith Rogers (Pauline Garon). Rose immediately turns around and marries Clyde Bainbridge (Rockliffe Fellows), an unpleasant character who later admits that he only wed her because he knew that a contract existed that would make her wealthy. Needless to say, by the end of the film, Rose and Jack are very conveniently reunited: Bainbridge is killed in an accident, and Edith dies in childbirth, freeing up their spouses to finally wed each other.

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family, happiness, love, marriage