The way some film historians tell it, the moment director William Desmond Taylor was found murdered, the career of actress Mary Miles Minter (who had a longstanding girlish crush on the middle-aged Taylor) came to a grinding halt. It didn't quite happen that way -- this routine comedy-drama was released two months after Taylor's death and suggests that Minter's career wound down instead of ending abruptly. As it was, her five-year-long contract with Paramount would be ending in a matter of months, and Minter, who hated acting, willingly gave it up. Another myth about Minter is that throughout her whole career she was a Mary Pickford clone; that, too, is not wholly accurate. Here she plays a young working woman, something Pickford never did during the height of her fame -- at least, not until 1927's My Best Girl. Because he believes that romance is dead, the city editor (Jack Matheis wants to can the "advice to the lovelorn" column. Rosalie Beckwith, the column's author (Minter), naturally disagrees with him. The editor suggests that she prove him wrong by seeing if she can find romance within a 40-mile radius of the city. So Rosalie takes a train to Essex, Connecticut and is mistaken for the cousin of wealthy ex-soldier Bob Straton (Alen Forrest). She decides to go along with the ruse and discovers a plot, led by Dr. Thomas Fitch (Noah Beery), to murder Straton and get his money. Rosalie foils the scheme and since Straton falls in love with her, she also wins out over her editor.
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