The Love Gambler (1922)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Drifter Dick Manners (John Gilbert) arrives at a ranch owned by Colonel Angus McClelland (James Gordon). When he wagers that he will be able to ride a wild bronco and kiss the ranchman's haughty daughter, Jean (Carmel Myers) -- and wins -- he lands a job there. But Manners and Jean really fall in love and Colonel McClelland fires him. He then meets a woman who is dying, and she begs him to marry her so that her child will have a name. Manners obliges, and then Jean finds out about the situation. It turns out that the woman will recover, but the little girl overhears Manners and Jean talking and repeats what she knows to her mother. The mother decides to get herself out of Manner's way via suicide. In the meantime Jean has learned to admire Manners' willingness to sacrifice herself, and after the mother dies, they reunite and adopt the little girl.

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daughter, kiss, love, ranch, taming, wild [undomesticated]