Her Own Money (1922)

Release Date - Jan 1, 1922 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

In the 1920s, chauvinism and pride overrode economics, and most men would rather have perished than relied on any money their wives may have had. That was the theme to this routine drama, which Warner Baxter falsely claimed was his film debut (he has credits in prior pictures). After five years of marriage, Mildred (Ethel Clayton) comes to the realization that her husband, Lew (Baxter), is going nowhere in the real estate business. Mildred, however, has managed to squirrel away two thousand dollars from the household budget -- enough in 1922 to buy a home. But it turns out that Lew needs just that sum to avoid a financial disaster. Mildred knows that it would be an embarrassment if he had to take the money from her, so she arranges to "borrow" the money from a neighbor. This makes matters even worse, because Lew assumes that his wife and his neighbor are having improper relations. The couple argues, and Mildred leaves and goes back to work as a secretary. Eventually, of course, Lew realizes that Mildred's a gem and begs her forgiveness.



investing, loan, marital-problems, marriage, money, real-estate-agent, secretary