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When Elmer Harmon ( Monte Blue ) goes to Paris to sign a contract with the French government, he meets Cleo ( Mae Murray ), a dancer with whom he falls in love and who is instrumental in acquiring the contract for him. They are married, and Elmer takes his bride back to his home town in Pennsylvania where the natives are shocked by Cleo's manners and her Parisian attire. In New York, Elmer exhausts his finances, forges his uncle's name to a check, and is arrested. Cleo, in an effort to raise money for her husband's bail, accepts a theatrical engagement, but Elmer misunderstands her association with an old friend and denounces her, returning to Harmontown. Later, he learns the truth and returns to ask her forgiveness.
This 1922 silent drama was produced by Tiffany Pictures starring Mae Murray and Monte Blue. Peacock Alley was one of the biggest hits of 1921 and one of Mae Murray's most successful films that she remade it as a "talkie" under the same title, with major changes made to the storyline. This film survives incomplete at the Library of Congress.
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