The Narrow Street (1924)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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While this light comedy (based on the novel by Edwin Bateman Morris) was nothing really special, it still was an amusing program picture. Simon Haldane (Matt Moore), a clerk for the Faulkner Iron Works, is a meek, absent-minded type, who is the butt of most of the jokes at the office. He's extremely shy around girls, so he's in for a shock when he finds Doris (Dorothy Devore) hiding in his home. Doris is running from some detectives and she has caught a chill. Haldane calls a doctor (William Orlamond) to check on her and he assumes that Doris is his wife. As a result, the whole office is abuzz about Haldane's heretofore unknown spouse. Doris, meanwhile, has caught the eye of salesman Ray Wyeth (David Butler). One day, events at the office cause Haldane to be promoted to manager, but when he comes home, the maid informs him that Doris has gone off with Wyeth. The formerly retiring Haldane finds his courage and gives Wyeth a sound thrashing. He then discovers that Doris is actually his boss' daughter. Embarrassed by this discovery, he is prepared to leave her alone, but Doris actually wants to be with him.

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aunt, coming-of-age, daughter, neighbor, town