Best Man (1919)

Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Cyril Gordon (J. Warren Kerrigan) works for the Secret Service and has been assigned the task of recovering some documents from a group of international crooks. These crooks, headed by the Holmans (Ed Tilton and Mary Land), are expecting the arrival of their London man, Burnham (Clyde Benson) so he can decipher the code. However, they have never seen Burnham, and it is easy for Gordon to take over his identity. Gordon gets the documents and escapes -right into being the groom at a wedding. It turns out this Burnham had threatened the reputation of Celia Hathaway (Lois Wilson)'s dead father, and she agreed to marry the blackmailer even though she hadn't seen him for 15 years. So Gordon was obliged to step into Burnham's shoes here, too. Celia, angry at being forced into the marriage, wants nothing to do with Gordon, who can't explain the whole messy situation until he has ditched the crooks, who are still after him. Eventually, though, the truth comes out, and Celia discovers that she is quite fond of this stranger she's married to after all.