The Silent Partner (1923)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Leatrice Joy outshines the trite material and the rest of the cast in this Paramount release. Although it was adapted from Maximillian Foster's Saturday Evening Post serial, it's hard to tell how the author dragged the story on for more than a couple of installments (it was certainly a stretch to get it to run a scant six reels). Lisa Coburn (Joy) is thrilled, but cautious when wealth comes to her and her husband, George (Owen Moore, a wonderful silent farceur who is wasted here). Coburn has made a killing on Wall Street and as the money rolls in, he showers Lisa with extravagant gifts. Lisa is concerned that he's not saving anything for the future, so for her birthday, she convinces him to give her 50 thousand dollars; she says it's for a necklace, but she actually puts the money aside. This is a smart move, because Coburn's enemy, Ralph Coombes (Robert Edeson), is determined to ruin him and steal Lisa away while he's at it. Although he fails with Lisa, he manages to put Coburn in a tough financial bind. Lisa comes up with the 50 thousand and saves the day.

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finances, gift, husband, loot, marketing, rescue, ruination, stockbroker