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Both Jack Welby ( John Harron ) and his sister, Primrose ( Dorothy
Devore ) , of a happy, contented middle-class family, are in love and
considering marriage. Suddenly, their father's wealthy uncle, Nicholas
( Sheldon Lewis ), dies leaving the family his entire fortune.
Intoxicated by riches, the Welbys immediately rush into extravagance,
forsaking their home, which Sarah ( Mathilde Comont ), their faithful
servant, converts into a boardinghouse, for a magnificent estate. With
the rise of jealousy, bickering, insincerity, and acrimony in the
household, Jack neglects Amabel ( Andrée Tourneur ), his sweetheart,
and Primrose looks scornfully on Hugo ( Gardner James ), her former
fiancé. At the height of a lavish charity ball, Jack receives a note
from Amabel, intimating suicide, and coming to his senses, he decides
to marry her. Finally, the family are stunned to find that their
fortune has been lost in speculation. Poverty soon engulfs them, and
the parents seek aid at the poorhouse but find shelter in their old
home with Sarah. Primrose is reunited with Hugo, and happiness returns
to their home.
This silent 1926 drama was produced by Warner Brothers Pictures, starring Dorothy Devore and John Harron, with young actress Myrna Loy in the cast. The status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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