Temptation (1923)

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In spite of its Poverty Row location, C.B.C. -- which later became better known as Columbia -- put out some quality pictures. This drama sported an excellent cast and an well-written screenplay by Lenore Coffee. Cynical broker Frederick Arnold (Phillips Smalley) sets out to prove that "all women are mercenary." The focus of his experiment is Marjorie (Eva Novak), the wife of Jack Baldwin (Bryant Washburn), a modest clerk. Arnold meets Baldwin and shows him how to play the market. As the former clerk amasses a fortune, his wife goes about spending it as quickly as possible. Marjorie also associates with a Bohemian crowd, and refuses to listen to Baldwin's pleas to change. Arnold, meanwhile, has fallen in love with Marjorie and tries to ruin Baldwin. This backfires, however, and Baldwin winds up even richer. Seduced by his newfound wealth, Baldwin finds himself in trouble when both he and Marjorie are caught in a raid at a roadhouse -- both of them with somebody other than their legal spouses. Arnold finally reveals his plan, and the Baldwins come to their senses.

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couple, fast-lane, hedonism, husband, invasion, loot, marketing, millionaire, roadhouse, stockbroker, temptation, wealth