You Never Can Tell (1920)

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Bebe Daniels is charming in this light comedy, based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Grace Lovell Bryan. Rowena Jones (Daniels) is a coat-check girl who dreams of being wealthy like the patrons of the establishment where she works. She thinks she has her chance when rich William Vaughn (Edward Martindel) asks her out to dinner. She happily accepts, but before her date, she meets Prince (Jack Mulhall), a nice young man who she mistakes for a chauffeur. He's actually wearing an aviator's outfit and is at least as rich as Vaughn, but he lets her believe what she wants and drives her home in his limousine. They get along famously, but when he proposes marriage, Rowena's mother refuses to allow it, since she feels her daughter has a chance with Vaughn. The dinner with Vaughn, however, proves to be a disaster -- mainly because his wife (Helen Dunbar) shows up. So Rowena decides to accept Prince's proposal, and when she arrives at the mansion where she thinks he works, she is surprised to discover it actually belongs to him. A few years later, Mulhall would once again play a rich man who pretends to be one of his own employees, this time with Colleen Moore in Orchids and Ermine.