Satin Girl (1923)

Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This independently made mystery suffers from an extremely poor ending -- after innumerable plot twists, the whole situation turns out to be from a book the leading lady was reading. The miserly Silas Greeg (William Turner) is murdered and his daughter mysteriously vanishes. Shortly afterwards, a series of thefts occur and the culprit is known to the police only as "the satin girl." At a fashionable party, Dr. Richard Taunton (Norman Kerry) meets Lenore Vance (Mabel Forrest), and it doesn't take much to figure out that not only is she the satin girl, she is also Greeg's daughter. The twist comes when it turns out that she is committing these robberies while under the strange mental influence of a man named Fargo (Marc MacDermott) -- the same character who killed Greeg. When his ruby turns up missing, Taunton figures everything out, but when the police arrive to arrest Fargo, they find he has committed suicide. However, none of this is real -- it's all out of a novel Lenore was reading.

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bad-guy, doctor/nurse, love, robbery, woman