Guile of Women (1921)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |  
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Will Rogers plays the lead in this adaptation of a Saturday Evening Post story. While Rogers really needed talkies to bring him cinema superstardom, he could only have portrayed the character of Yal in silents -- after all, who ever heard of Will Rogers with a Swedish accent? Seduced by the promises of America, two sailors --Yal and his pal Skole (Bert Sprotte) -- travel from Sweden to San Francisco. Yal sends a thousand dollars to Hulda, his sweetheart (Mary Warren), so that she can join him, but he never hears from her again. He winds up falling in love with Annie (Doris Pawn) and investing in a delicatessen. But he loses the store and then finds Annie and Skole together. After a passage of several years Hulda finally arrives and she and Yal are married. Only after the wedding does she admit that she was adopted by wealthy Captain Larsen (Charles A. Smith), and that he left her a fortune -- she thought Yal wouldn't marry her if he knew she was a woman of wealth.



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