Sold at Auction (1917)

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Richard Stanley (William Conklin), destroyed emotionally by his wife's infidelity, sends his infant daughter to be raised by the cruel Mrs. Hopkins. The girl, Nan, grows up to be a beautiful woman (Lois Meredith) and is romanced by Hal Norris, a reporter (Frank Mayo). But Mrs. Hopkins has been making Nan do all the drudgery and doesn't want to lose her services, or the father's remittance, so she tells the girl that she is a mulatto. Nan, upset by this lie, runs away to the city and falls into the hands of a woman who supposedly runs a matrimonial agency. But instead, she finds herself being auctioned off in a roomful of drunken men -- her father included among them. Hal has followed her this whole time, however, and saves her.

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rescue, daughter, discrimination, dysfunctional, extramarital-affair, love, marriage, prostitute/prostitution, racism, romance