Old Dad (1920)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Even though her marriage to Charles Chaplin was on the rocks, Mildred Harris was still billing herself as Mildred Harris Chaplin (or perhaps her producer, Louis B. Mayer, was responsible). Virginia Bretton (Myrtle Stedman) deserts her husband, Jaffrey (John St. Polis), and little girl to pursue an opera career. Because Mr. Bretton is a very busy and successful businessman, Daphne (Harris) receives endless luxuries but little attention. She gets into trouble at boarding school because Richard Wiltoner (George Stewart -- brother of silent star Anita Stewart) -- is found in her room. Even though the circumstances are perfectly innocent, she is expelled and returns home in disgrace. Her understanding father sends her to the Adirondacks and hires Wiltoner. Daphne becomes involved with the slick Sheridan Kaire (Irving Cummings) and believes she has fallen in love with him. Because he can have her no other way, he suggests that they run away and get married. Old Dad finds out that Kaire is a bigamist and has his marriage to Daphne annulled. She is reunited with Wiltoner, and her mother returns home, where she belongs.



expulsion, innocence, misunderstanding, opera, reputation, scandal, singer