Who Will Marry Me? (1919)

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Mrs. Sanguinetti has picked out a barber (Burton Law) as the future husband of her daughter, Rosie (Carmel Myers). Rosie, however, is not at all happy with the choice, and runs off to a settlement house. She begs the superintendent there (Kingsley Benedict) to help her find anyone else to marry. Just then the wealthy Jerry Van Oesten (Thurston Hall) happens along. He has been dumped by a chorus girl, Sylvia (Betty Schade) and has been drinking ever since. He offers to help out Rosie and they are wed. When he awakens sober the next morning, however, he realizes he has made a mistake. His haughty aunt (Adelaide Elliott) comes along and she, too, is horrified by Jerry's new wife. Rosie realizes she is out of her league with this family and returns to her mother, even though she has grown to love Jerry. Sylvia, now married, comes to see Jerry because she is unhappy with her mean husband (William Dyer). The husband comes by, looking for his wife, and he attacks Jerry. To save him, Sylvia pulls out a gun and kills her husband, but Jerry takes the rap to save her from jail. Rosie hears of all this and comes to testify that she welcomed advances from Sylvia's husband. Her lie rings so true that Jerry is freed. Rosie's willingness to compromise herself for his sake makes Jerry realize her value to him.