The Scarlet Lily (1923)

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This tiresome soap opera featured the beautiful but not particularly talented Katherine MacDonald. MacDonald is Dora Mason, who loses her job as a clerk. The illness of her little sister, Molly (Jean Miskimin), is also a strain on her emotionally and financially. After helping Jessup Barnes (Stuart Holmes) redecorate his home, he offers the place to Dora while he is out of town. Dora is grateful for his offer, but then he arrives home early. Barnes' wife (Edith Lyle) shows up, and, finding the two of them together, believes her husband is having an affair. A friend offers to put Dora up in his hunting lodge, and she meets lawyer Lawson Dean (Orville Caldwell). They marry after the death of Dora's sister. Dean runs for district attorney, and his opponent happens to be Barnes. The opposition threatens to reveal that Dora lived with Barnes unless Dean withdraws. When confronted with this, Dora admits she lived at Barnes' home, but Dean refuses to listen to the rest of her story, which explains that she didn't live with him. Dora goes to Barnes to force him to tell the truth. He refuses at first, but finally withdraws from the race. Dean ultimately acknowledges that Dora was an innocent party, and the couple is reconciled.



apartment, death, divorce, humiliation, innocence, lawyer, love, past, problems, sister, wife