Talker (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This drama, based on the play by Marion Fairfax, concerns a woman who talks big, but does not practice what she preaches. Kate Lennox (Anna Q. Nilsson) is bored with suburban life and her husband, Harry (Lewis S. Stone). Their next-door neighbors, the hen-pecked Henry Fells (Tully Marshall) and his wife, Maud (Gertrude Short), have several boarders, among them Barbara Farley, who is Lennox's stenographer (Barbara Bedford), and Lonnie Whinston (Harold Goodwin), who is in love with Lennox's little sister, Ruth (Shirley Mason). Kate claims that women need more independence and less duty, and flirts with Ned Hollister, a car salesman (Ian Keith). Ruth takes everything Kate says to heart, and runs off with Hollister. This causes a major rift between Lennox and Kate, and he leaves for India on a job assignment. Kate regrets the result of her careless words, and wants to beg her husband's forgiveness. Barbara asserts that Lennox loves her, so Kate asks for a divorce instead. Ruth finally returns -- after discovering that Hollister was a thief and a bigamist. She left him and went to work in a factory before coming home. Whinston, still patiently waiting, is glad to have her back. Lennox returns from his trip and reunites with his conciliatory wife.

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marital-problems, reconciliation, separation, sister