The Rejected Woman (1924)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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John Leslie (Conrad Nagel) and Craig Burnett (Antonio D'Algy) land their plane near a small Quebec town. Leslie becomes infatuated with Diane DuPrez (Alma Rubens), although her father (George MacQuarrie) wants her to marry Jean Gagnon (Bela Lugosi, who had just recently begun making films in the U.S.) During a walk, Diane and Leslie are caught in a snowstorm and forced to seek shelter overnight. The hamlet is scandalized. When Leslie returns to New York because of the death of his millionaire father, DuPrez sends his "ruined" daughter there to stay with her aunt. Leslie finds her rural ways a lot less appealing in the big city. His business manager, James Dunbar (Wyndham Standing), takes her aside and offers to send her to Europe to gain some polish. When Diane returns in style, Leslie falls in love with her all over again and they marry. Then Dunbar reveals that he spent the money to send Diane to Europe and Leslie presumes the worst. When he discovers that it was all a plot on Dunbar's part to get his hands on the Leslie fortune, the two men battle it out with their fists, and Leslie and Diane reconcile.

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barnstorming, air-disaster, city-life, crash, inheritance, love, Pygmalion, romance, socialite