Wild Primrose (1918)

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Primrose (Gladys Leslie) has been raised in the South by her uncle (Charles Kent) because her parents separated before she was born and her mother died of a broken heart when her ex-husband Standish (Charles Gillingwater) remarried. Standish now wants his daughter to live with him, and Primrose reluctantly complies. When she finds out that he and his wife Emily (Ann Warrington) are expecting her to be an uncouth, uneducated girl, she decides to play the part. At the Standish home, she meets Jack (Richard Barthelmess), the son from Emily's prior marriage. Wild Jack secretly married a cabaret girl, Marie (Eulalie Jensen), when he was drunk. But Primrose reforms him and they fall in love. She refuses to marry the powerful Newton (Bigelow Cooper), even though it will help her father out of a financial fix. But all works out when Primrose inherits a fortune because oil is found on her uncle's property. Jack's so-called wife turns out to be married to someone else, and Primrose reveals that she's not crude and commonplace, so they are free to be together.