Great Day (1921)

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This tepid potboiler marked the first time Parmount made a picture in England and, typically, it was based on a dreary -- or, rather, Drury -- Lane melodrama. Frank Beresford, a young chemist (Bertram Burleigh) is in love with Clara Borstwick (Marjorie Hume), the daughter of his boss (Arthur Bourchier). But their relationship is complicated by two things -- her father doesn't approve of it, and Beresford has a prior marriage with Lillian (Meggie Albanesi), the widow of his friend David Leeson (Geoffrey Kerr), who was presumed killed in World War I. But Beresford hears that Lillian is dead, so he marries Clara in spite of her father's objections. Lillian, however, is very much alive and she shows up to blackmail Beresford. Luckily, Leeson is also alive, and Beresford finds him in Paris. They return to England together, ruining Lillian's blackmail scheme, and Beresford and Clara are left in peace.