The Beautiful Gambler (1921)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Compelled to marry a notorious gambler (Harry Van Meter) in order to cover her father's gambling debts, pretty Molly Hanlon (Grace Darmond) almost loses her life when the saloon goes up in flames. She is saved by handsome Miles Rand (Jack Mower), with whom she falls in love. Mistakenly believing her villainous husband to have perished in the blaze, the two arrange to begin a new life in New York. The husband, alas, survived and tracks down the couple. Once in Manhattan, Miles kills the irate gambler in self defense and is convicted of murder. A former associate of the villain surfaces to tell the whole sorry story, leaving Molly and Miles free to marry. Leading lady Grace Darmond was a popular serial star of the 1910s (The Shielding Shadow, The Hawk's Trail), who also appeared in the first official Technicolor feature, The Gulf Between (1918).

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arrest, ceremony, death, demonic-possession, employee, family, family-member, father, gambling, injustice, island, killing, love-triangle, marriage-of-convenience, on-the-road, police, revenge, sex, struggle, voodoo, wound [injury]