Men, Women Marry (1922)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Although it wasn't much more than a standard programmer, this society drama was well cast. When he loses both his wife and child, Montgomery Rogers (Charles C. Hammond) adopts his servants' little girl and raises her as his own. Completely unaware of her origins, Emerie (Florence Dixon) grows up to be a first class snob. Her socially ambitious aunt (Julia Swayne Gordon) takes her to Europe to become engaged to Brooks Fitzroy, an impoverished lord (Cyril Chadwick). On the voyage back she encounters a young man, Dick Clarke (E.K. Lincoln) who -- horrors! -- is working for his passage. He continues to haunt her life when he gets a servant job at the Rogers home. When Rogers dies, he wills his whole estate to his young wife, Eleanor (Hedda Hopper), and Emerie is shocked to discover that her real parents are the butler and cook (Richard Carlyle and Margaret Seddon, respectively). Eleanor promptly shoves her off to live with the servants who gave birth to her. But then a second will appears, which gives Emerie her fair share -- it was held back specifically to scare off the penniless nobleman. Naturally, the humbled Emerie winds up with the honest, hard-working Clarke.