Very Idea (1920)

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Gilbert and Edith Goodhue (Taylor Holmes and Virginia Valli) are happily married except for one thing -- because of Edith's weak health, it is unlikely that they will ever become parents. They decide to adopt but are talked out of it by a relative who is concerned they will wind up with a criminal's baby -- a potential genetic nightmare. When Gilbert finds out that their maid, Norah (Betty Rose Clarke) is about to marry the chauffeur, Joe (Jack Levering), he offers to start the couple in business if they let him have their first born. They agree, and the Goodhues head down to Florida to await the baby's birth. It arrives, but then Norah refuses to give it up. By now, Gilbert is completely disheartened -- until Edith tells him she is expecting. This farce was based on the stage play by William LeBaron.