The Price Mark (1917)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |  
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Broke and stranded in the Big City, Paula Lee (Dorothy Dalton) willingly becomes the mistress of "love 'em and leave 'em" playboy Fielding Powell (William Conklin). In spite of himself, Powell falls in love with Paula, and just before leaving on a business trip, he promises to marry her upon his return. In the meantime, however, Paula falls in love with dedicated charity doctor D. Melfi (Thurston Hall). Even though Powell owes his life to Melfi, he insists upon reclaiming Paula for himself, binding the bargain by threatening to tell Melfi all about the girl's checkered past. But Powell is permanently silenced by a sinister figure from his own past, freeing Paula to wed Melfi in the finale. The Price Mark was directed by Roy William Neill, who would continue working with leading man-cum-character-actor Thurston Hall throughout the talkie era in such pictures as The Black Room and Sherlock Holmes in Washington.

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couple, death, doctor/nurse, Egyptian [nationality], love, mistress, past, return, servant, sister, stabbing, volunteer, wife