Nancy from Nowhere (1922)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Although the spirited Bebe Daniels was sorely miscast as a long-suffering orphan in this comedy-drama, she somehow managed to pull it off. Nancy (Daniels) works for a cruel couple, the Kellys (James Gordon and Vera Lewis). Mrs. Kelly has turned her into a drudge, while the alcoholic Mr. Kelly tries to force himself on her. When she can take it no longer, she sneaks into a car owned by Jack Halliday (Edward Sutherland), a wealthy young man she once met. When he arrives home and finds her, he lets her stay since his parents are gone and loans her his sister's clothes. But Jack's fiancee, Elizabeth Doane (Helen Holly) is not at all thrilled with the situation and wires his father. Jack's parents return and they convince Nancy that there is no place in their world -- or Jack's -- for her, and that she must return from where ever she came. She leaves while Jack is away, but when he discovers she is gone, he rushes after her just in time to save her from the drunken Mr. Kelly. After that he and Nancy quickly drum up a minister and wed.



class-consciousness, family-disapproval, fiancee, love, orphan