The Reckless Age (1924)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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This comedy-drama was based on the novel Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers and stars all-American boy Reginald Denny (at least he played all-American boys until sound pictures revealed his British accent). Denny is Dick Minot, who is employed by Floyd's Insurance Company. Lord Harrowby (William Austin) has taken out a hundred-thousand-dollar policy insuring his upcoming wedding to heiress Cynthia Meyrick (Ruth Dwyer). Minot is sent off to make sure that the wedding takes place, and meets Cynthia on the train. The two fall for each other, but Minot is determined to do his job and make sure that Cynthia marries Harrowby. He even exposes a Lord Harrowby impostor and saves the real Harrowby from some trouble with a chorus girl. But Harrowby, who is broke, assigns the policy to Wells (Tom McGuire), and Cynthia breaks the engagement because of it, which cancels it completely. So Minot is able to win Cynthia without upsetting his employers.

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agent [representative], bride, business, client, complications, insurance, policy, wedding