Sham (1921)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Katherine Van Riper (Ethel Clayton) is a society girl with expensive taste, which she inherited from her father. Unfortunately, when he dies, he leaves her with expensive bills and no means with which to pay them. Nobody will give her credit and her rich aunts (Sylvia Ashton and Helen Dunbar) refuse to help her because they want her to marry Monte Buck (Walter Hiers), the oversized son of oil king Jeremiah Buck (Theodore Roberts). Katherine prefers one of Buck's employees, Tom Jaffery (Clyde Fillmore), but she knows he could never support her in style. As her financial situation becomes more desperate she realizes that there is no way she can marry Monte. She decides to sell the famous Van Riper pearls, only to discover that her father had already sold them and left fakes in their place. Finally an uncle (Thomas Ricketts) feels sorry for her and writes her a check. With her debts cleared away, Katherine weds the man of her choice.



estate, family, father, love, millionaire, oil, pressure, socialite, son, wit