Wreckage (1925)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In spite of the warnings of his friend, Stuart Ames (Holmes E. Herbert), Grant Demarest (James Morrison) persists in seeing the selfish Margot (Rosemary Theby). When Demarest is found dead, Ames is accused of murdering him. Although he is acquitted, there's a stigma attached to his name, so he sails to the tropics. On the ship he meets Rene Jordon (May Allison), whose father is being watched by Maurice Dysart, a gem smuggler (John Miljan). The ship wrecks, but just before it does, Dysart robs Jordon. Both of them are assumed to be lost, but Ames rescues Rene. She returns to the States, while Ames heads for Africa. Rene stays at Margot's home, where she meets Count Bressing, who is really Dysart in disguise. Ames, who can't forget Rene, returns and unmasks Dysart. The men fight it out in a mountain cabin. Dysart accidentally shoots Margot and is thrown over a cliff. Before she dies, Margot confesses that Demarest was really a suicide, so Ames' name is finally completely cleared. He and Rene are finally able to unite. This independently made melodrama was based on the novel Salvage by Izola Forester.

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false-accusation, honor [recognition], murder