The Price of a Party (1924)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Grace Barrow (Hope Hampton) has become a cabaret dancer in New York, and when she hears her ailing mother needs money, she accepts an offer from Kenneth Bellwood (Arthur Edmund Carew). The crooked Bellwood wants to keep Robert Casson (Harrison Ford) in New York so that he'll miss out on a valuable Brazilian option, and he wants Grace to help. So Grace accompanies Casson on a round of parties and revelry. But then she finds herself falling in love with him and begins to feel guilty. Meanwhile, her sister Alice (Mary Astor) comes to town and falls under Bellwood's influence. Bellwood dumps his mistress, Evelyn Dolores (Dagmar Godowsky), and she angrily confronts him. Their argument ends when Evelyn kills Bellwood, but Alice is accused of the crime. Grace finally confesses Bellwood's scheme to Casson, who forgives her. Evelyn has committed suicide and in her note, she reveals that she killed Bellwood. Alice returns home, and Casson weds Grace.

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accusation, dance [art], false-accusation, gangster, investigator, killing, love-conquers-all, marriage, murder, nightclub, seduction, suicide