What No Man Knows (1921)

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In silent films, few actresses played more long-suffering roles than Clara Kimball Young. By the time this picture came out, audiences were getting tired of suffering along with her. Miss Harvey, a newspaper woman (Young), does everything she can to see that the children of the slums are fed and clothed. Her former sweetheart, lawyer Craig Dunlap (Lowell Sherman), has married a woman who is both selfish and a kleptomaniac. In spite of his efforts, she winds up in jail and Dunlap himself becomes a derelict. That's how Miss Harvey finds him, and she nurses him back to health and happiness. When his wife gets out of jail she associates with a number of sleazy characters and gets arrested once again. Dunlap, who is completely fed up with her, insists that he will help her out only if she agrees to a divorce. She does, and Miss Harvey finally gets her man.

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alcoholism, bribery, kleptomania, lawyer, love, newspaper, poverty, reporter, reunion, sweetheart, witness