Eden and Return (1921)

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Spunky Doris May was wasted in this lightweight comedy, which reads like a bad Anita Loos scenario. Robert Baylock (Emmett King) has picked out several supposedly eligible bachelors for his daughter Betty (May), but they're all wholly unappealing. The one man that does turn Betty's head is Jack Grey (a miscast Earle Metcalfe), a spendthrift who has squandered all his money. Mr. Baylock is furious when the pair elope, but Grey promises to make good. He does so at the expense of his new father-in-law, who has the unfortunate habit of scribbling investment tips on his shirt cuffs. Grey poses as a laundryman, gathers up all Baylock's cuffs and plays him out in the market. After being skinned to the tune of a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, Baylock realizes that the crafty Grey is perfectly capable of supporting Betty.