Her Market Value


1925

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paul Powell Productions
Distribution Company
Producers Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Her Market Price" by Frances Nordstrom (publication undetermined).

Synopsis

Harvey Dumont loses his entire fortune in the stock market and commits suicide, leaving his wife, Nancy, "in trust" to three of his friends: Hamilton, Brooks, and Davis. Following the funeral, the three men meet to decide the fate of the penniless Nancy, and each of them makes a generous contribution to her welfare by buying shares in "the Dumont stock." Nancy uses the $40,000 that she receives to pay off her husband's debts and then takes a job as Hamilton's secretary. Hamilton has a more than friendly interest in the beautiful young woman and seeks to buy out his partners; Davis refuses. Hamilton later discovers Brooks and Nancy in a compromising situation and forces him to part with his share of Dumont stock. Hamilton then sets out to bankrupt Davis by feeding him bad information through a crooked broker, but Davis discovers the plot and makes a killing in the market despite this trickery. Mrs. Hamilton and Brooks arrange for Hamilton to be found in a compromising situation with the innocent Nancy, but Davis learns of the plan and prevents its completion. Davis shoots Hamilton, wounding him slightly; Hamilton is then reconciled to his wife, and Davis buys Hamilton's share of Nancy, with whom he is in love.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 9, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paul Powell Productions
Distribution Company
Producers Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Her Market Price" by Frances Nordstrom (publication undetermined).

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