Times Have Changed (1923)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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Fading star William Russell was miscast in this comedy-drama, which neglected to use his well-known fighting skills. Although World War I vet Mark O'Rell (Russell) is married to Marjorie (Mabel Julienne Scott), he discovers that he really must answer to her Aunt Cordelia (Martha Maddox). Aunt Cordelia makes much ado about her ancestors, who came to America on the Mayflower, and is horrified when Mark gives away an old Salem quilt. Mark finds himself on the next train to New York to retrieve it, but the situation gets complicated when he discovers that Irene Laird, the town flapper (serial star Allene Ray), is onboard. Irene, who regards Mark as her hero, attaches herself to him and tongues start wagging. Then it turns out that some thieves have sewn stolen jewels into the quilt. Only after losing his job and endangering his life does Mark retrieve the quilt. Marjorie forgives Mark for everything that has happened and all is well.

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anger, flapper, love, marriage, scandal, search, smuggling