Girl's Desire (1922)

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Alice Calhoun stars in this society drama, which is not without comic overtones. Elizabeth Browne (Calhoun) is the daughter of nouveau riche parents (James Donnelly and Victory Bateman), who became wealthy when they struck oil. While she attends finishing school, her folks travel to England in search of a family tree so that they can enter society. They encounter Lady Dysart (Lillian Lawrence), an adventuress who married Lord Dysart shortly before his death. Lady Dysart tries to convince the Brownes that Cecil, her son from a previous marriage (Frank Hall Crane), is the new Lord Dysart. A match between Elizabeth and the mercenary Cecil seems likely until Lord Dysart's real son (Warner Baxter) shows up, called home on the advice of his solicitors. He disguises himself as a man named Jones and becomes Papa Browne's secretary. The scheming Lady Dysart and her son are unmasked, and Elizabeth marries the real Lord Dysart.



con/scam, impersonation, love, marriage, mother, romance, seduction, son