Good-bye Girls (1923)

Run Time - 49 min.  |  
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The career of William Russell was on the wane when he starred in this cheaply-made comedy melodrama. Russell, a serious, manly type, was miscast as author Vance McPhee. McPhee's doctor orders him to take a rest, so he decides to spend some time at his mountain lodge. But when he arrives he finds a strange girl (Carmel Myers) is already there. When she asks him to protect her, it's obvious that any rest on McPhee's behalf is about to fly out the window. The girl doesn't explain exactly why she needs protection but a gang of villainous types descend on her and McPhee, and he is compelled to not only come to her aid, but to also save his own skin. After much intrigue, mystery, several disappearances and panicked servants -- not to mention all the times McPhee winds up battling with his fists -- the girl's story is finally revealed. She's Florence Brown, in possession of a box of valuable patents which belong to her father. Now that he's saved Florence and the patents, McPhee is really exhausted. His doctor, believing that perhaps his diagnosis was off, suggests that McPhee cure himself with some romance.