Ermine and Rhinestones (1925)

Run Time - 65 min.  |  
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Long Island socialite Billy Kershaw (Niles Welch) is engaged to wealthy Peggy Rice (Ruth Stonehouse), but she prefers to "play the field" with other men. When Billy tires of Peggy's randy behavior and returns to his ex-sweetheart Minette (Edna Murphy), the suddenly possessive Peggy heads to Minette's home, hoping to bribe the girl into giving up the boy. At that very moment, one of Minette's jealous ex-boyfriends breaks into her house, ties and gags the poor girl, and turns on the gas. Peggy arrives to find Minette lying unconscious on the floor -- but instead of rescuing the girl, she beats a hasty exit, secure in the belief that her rival has been eliminated. At the very last minute, Billy rescues Minette and realizes once and for all that Peggy is a "bad egg."

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bachelorette, bribery, damsel-in-distress, engagement, jealousy, love-triangle, murder, possessiveness, rescue, socialite