When the Devil Drives (1922)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Early silent star Leah Baird both wrote the story and played the leading lady in this mediocre drama. Robert Taylor (Vernon Steele) has been romancing Blanche Mansfield (Baird), but he has also been seeing Grace Eldridge (Arline Pretty) at the same time. When he tells Blanche that he is going to marry Grace, she attacks him. Taylor goes to the hospital with a knife wound, and Grace, when she hears that her fiancé has been keeping company with someone else, dumps him. A friend talks Taylor out of prosecuting Blanche, who starts over again under an assumed name. Later on, Blanche and Grace meet, and, completely unaware of the connection they have through Taylor, become fast friends. When the truth finally comes out, Grace angrily shoots Blanche. Blanche, however, recovers from her wound and the two ladies become pals once again. Grace decides to take Taylor back, while Blanche weds a longtime admirer, John Graham (Richard Tucker).

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enemy, engagement, fiancee, friendship, jealousy, love-triangle, murder, reunion