Know Your Men (1921)

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In one of her several attempts to escape the physically demanding serial genre, Pearl White (of Perils of Pauline fame) starred in this society melodrama about a young girl, who is deserted by all and sundry after the death of her greedy father. When all hope for a decent life seems over for Ellen Schuyler (White), John Barrett (Harry C. Browne) proposes marriage. Unhappily, John's nasty mother (Estar Banks) makes life miserable for Ellen and after three years of agony she is ready to leave home and hearth for society scion Roy Phelps (Wilfred Lytell). But Phelps proves as bad as her late father and Ellen is persuaded to return to her forgiving husband and young son. White, who had suffered a serious injury in one of her earlier serials, was never accepted in drawing room dramas. After one last American chapterplay, Plunder (1923), and one produced in France, she retired.



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