The Millionaire (1921)

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After spending quite a long while as a leading man, Herbert Rawlinson was upped to star status by Universal. Jack Norman (Rawlinson) is an office clerk who falls in love with co-worker Kate Blair, a stenographer (Lillian Rich). He gets fired from his job but before this can really sink in, he suddenly inherits 80 million dollars from a financier who once loved his mother. The financier, Glyde, was murdered, so Norman also inherits a load of troubles involving the blackmailers who killed him. In his attempt to outwit them, Norman poses as a valet, and has a friend impersonate him. The gang sends one of their female associates, Marion Culbreth (Doris Pawn), to vamp the man they think is Norman. The ploy seemingly works, since the two get married. Norman is able to find out their plans and beat them at their game. With the blackmailers out of the way, he is able to present Kate with an impressive engagement ring.

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door, killing, love, mansion, millionaire, mother, police, secrets