Unwritten Law (1925)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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Elaine Hammerstein stars in this Columbia picture, which trade magazine Motion Picture News admitted was "an average program attraction." Helen Merritt (Hammerstein) is the daughter of a proud but impoverished Southern Colonel (William V. Mong). They have gone north to New York, where Helen works as a secretary to John Randall (Charles Clary). She has a romance with one of Randall's other employees, Jack Wayne (Forrest Stanley). Randall, determined to have Helen for himself, sends Wayne to Mexico and then makes a false report of his death. Helen and her father go to Randall's Long Island estate, where he pressures her into marrying him. Just after they are wed, Wayne returns. That night, Randall is found murdered, and both Helen and Wayne suspect each other of doing the deed. The housekeeper accuses Helen, but then admits that she is actually the killer. With the evil Randall gone, Helen and Wayne are free to be together.

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daughter, finances, frame-up, love, poverty, romance, secretary