Girl in the Web (1920)

Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Blanche Sweet stars in this mystery. Esther Maitland (Sweet) is the private secretary of Van Zile Janney (Thomas Jefferson) and his quirky family. The actual head of the household is Mrs. Janney (Adele Farrington). Her daughter (Christine Mayo), however, isn't able to boss around her own husband, Chapman Price (Hayward Mack). As a matter of fact, Price walks out on her when she ruins his bridge whist games. Dick Ferguson (Nigel Barrie) throws a dinner party, and immediately afterwards, Mrs. Janney's jewels are found missing. Everybody is a suspect in the theft, including Esther, the Janney daughter, and her estranged husband. Esther's clever investigation seems suspicious to the detectives assigned to the case, but in reality she is tracking down the culprit, who turns out to be Ferguson's new man-servant, who he hired from Price. Esther's efforts also bring the Prices back together, and she wins herself a mate in Ferguson.