The Unguarded Hour (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The popular husband-and-wife screen team of Milton Sills and Doris Kenyon star in The Unguarded Hour. Hoping to keep her away from her fortune-hunting boyfriend, the wealthy father (Claude King) of heiress Virginia Gilbert (Doris Kenyon) ships the girl off to Europe, where she is to live in the home of her dad's old friend, Duchess Bianca (Dolores Cassinelli). En route, Virginia's plane crashes, whereupon she is rescued by handsome radio operator Andrea (Milton Sills), with whom she falls in love. As luck would have it, Andrea is actually the Duke of Arona, Duchess Bianca's nephew, so Virginia's father blesses the couple's romance. But no one can foresee the "unguarded hour" when Viriginia is discovered in an innocent but highly compromising situation with scoundrelly Count Stello (Charles Beyer). To protect her sister Elena (Lorna Duveen), the Count's actual lover, Virginia refuses to explain her presence in the cad's boudoir, whereupon Andrea immediately breaks off the engagement. Ultimately, Elena kills herself, leaving behind a note exonerating Virginia. The now-contrite Andrea begs Virginia's forgiveness -- but not before tossing the Count to his death from a high balcony.

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crash, love, love-conquers-all, romance, suicide