The Climbers (1919)

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In this tale of high society, Blanche Sterling (Corinne Griffith) is a spoiled young woman who weds a man who's after her money. Only after their marriage does she realize that he's mercenary and a philanderer. Things get even worse when her wealth is lost because of a stock speculation made by her father. Blanche has one faithful friend, however -- her former suitor Ned Warren (Percy Marmont), and he gives her his help and support. Conveniently, the wicked husband accidentally swallows poison and dies, leaving Blanche and Ned to be together. This picture was based on the turn-of-the-century stage success by Clyde Fitch, which back then was considered one of the "greatest plays of all time."

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love, obsession, social-climber, suicide, upward-mobility