The Splendid Lie (1922)

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Grace Davison, a minor, long-forgotten silent star, has the lead in this ordinary, independently made drama. While on vacation with her grandfather (Jack Drumier), Doris Delafield (Davison) meets a man who calls himself Francis Trainor (J. Thornton Baston). A romance blooms and he proposes. Doris accepts, only to discover Trainor is really Dean DeWitt, and there is already a cold and unforgiving Mrs. DeWitt. Mrs. DeWitt drags her wayward husband to divorce court and names Doris as co-respondent, which destroys the girl's reputation. To add to Doris' woes, her grandfather winds up in prison in an attempt to protect her. Doris' life begins to turn around when banker James Holden (Jere Austen) helps her land a position as secretary to a wealthy woman. Her reputation is finally restored to its former pristine sheen and Holden, who has fallen in love with her, proposes. Since this time there is no vengeful wife waiting in the wings, Doris is more than happy to accept.

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bachelor, claim, employment, encounter, grandfather, marriage, mother, resort, scandal, secretary, vacation, wife