The Woman Who Walked Alone (1922)

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This drama is based on the novel The Cat That Walked Alone by John Colton, and its cast was a combination of well-known feature players and stars just a shade past their prime. Iris Champney (Dorothy Dalton) is forced into a marriage with the elderly Earl of Lemister (E.J. Radcliffe). When he believes she has been unfaithful, he divorces her, and she goes to South Africa where she opens a tavern on the veldt. Also arriving in South Africa is Clement Gaunt (Milton Sills), a former chauffeur who has fallen in love with Iris. He gets into a fight with a Boer farmer and is accused of his murder. He shows up at Iris's tavern and though she doesn't recognize him, she does know that he is a wanted man and stalls him while a servant goes to fetch the police. The police are on their way when Gaunt reveals his identity, and instead of handing him over to the law, Iris helps him escape. Eventually the real killer is found, and Iris and Gaunt marry.

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aristocracy, escape, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, frame-up, love, love-letter, marriage-arranged, rescue, romance, self-sacrifice, sister