The Nest (1927)

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The Nest was based on Les Noces d'Argent, a play by Paul Geraldy. Having sacrificed all for her children, staid Mrs. Hamilton (Pauline Frederick) is aghast when her daughter Susan (Ruth Dwyer) marries an insufferable social-climber. Even worse, Mrs. Hamilton's son Martin (Reginald Sheffield) opts for a life of crime. In hopes of forgetting her domestic difficulties, Mrs. Hamilton heads to Paris, where she undergoes a glamor treatment and emerges as the most beautiful and desirable woman in Europe. In this incarnation, she finds happiness by marrying Richard Elliot (Holmes Herbert), the executor of her late husband's estate. Out of love for his new wife, Elliot takes on the daunting task of "reforming" her two wayward children.

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child, control, daughter, estate, flapper, husband, return, snob, son, underworld, widow/widower