Giving Becky a Chance (1917)

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Minor 1910s star Vivian Martin stars in this modest Paramount picture. Since she is an only child, Becky Knight (Martin) is a bit spoiled by her parents (P.H. Sosso and Alice Knowland), who run a general store. They somehow manage to save up enough money to send Becky away to boarding school. The other girls come from very wealthy families and Becky allows them to believe that she comes from a rich family, too. One of her classmates invites her to her home, where she meets Tom Fielding (Jack Holt), a young doctor. He falls in love with Becky, and she never gets the opportunity to tell him the truth about her background. Back home, Mrs. Knight collapses from exhaustion and Mr. Knight finds himself in trouble financially. Becky returns and realizes just how selfishly she has been behaving. To help her family out she accepts a two-week engagement as a masked cabaret dancer from Ross Benson (Jack Richardson), whose father owns a roadhouse. After her final performance, Ross tries to force himself on her. Tom arrives just in time to rescue her and take her home to her parents.