The Flirt (1922)

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Pretty Eileen Pearcy plays the title character in this adaptation of the Booth Tarkington novel. Cora (Pearcy) is the spoiled daughter of the Madison family. Everyone caters to her every whim. She is engaged to Richard Lindley (Edward Hearn), although her sister Laura (Helen Jerome Eddy) secretly pines for him. But when Valentine Corliss (Lloyd Whitlock) comes to town, Cora forgets her beau altogether. Corliss is working a stock swindle and he uses Cora's affection to enlist the help of her father (George Nichols), who is highly respected in the community. Cora forges her father's name on a document and gives it to Corliss, who skips town. The locals who have been cheated out of their money are in an uproar and Papa Madison is in danger of being arrested. Cora tries to reconcile with Lindley, who refuses to have her back. Laura forces Cora to confess to the forgery, and brother Jimmy (Harold Goodwin) comes home to make good his father's losses. Corliss is found in New York and arrested. Lindley, meanwhile, finds out about Laura's love and marries her.



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