Wild Honey (1922)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This melodrama bears no relation to the 1919 Doris Kenyon Western of the same name. It is based on the Cynthia Stockley novel and instead of the Wild West, it takes place in London and South Africa. Sir Hugh (Raymond Blathwayt) wants his daughter, Lady Vivienne (Priscilla Dean), to marry nouveau riche society man Henry Porthen (Noah Beery). But Lady Vivienne is not thrilled with Porthen's lowbrow ways. Porthen nevertheless convinces her to come to his country home, along with an acquaintance, Freddy Sutherland (Lloyd Whitlock). During the visit, his jealous secretary, Joan Rudd (Helen Raymond), kills him and Sutherland, afraid of being accused of the murder, runs away. A few years after this scandal, Lady Vivienne travels to South Africa to inspect her father's holdings. She is saved from bandits by Kerry Burgess, a young homesteader (Robert Ellis). While the pair fall in love, they also uncover a scheme to blow up a dam. Lady Vivienne finds Sutherland and learns the truth about Porthen's murder, and she also rescues her lover, Burgess, when the dam is blown up and the valley is flooded.

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extramarital-affair, love, outlaw [Western], outpost, rescue, settler, target [object of attack], warning, witness