The Vice of Fools (1920)


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12 July 2015 | mpickfordfan
Lost Alice Joyce Silent
This 1920 drama starring the popular actress, Alice Joyce, was produced by the Vitagraph Company and sadly now remains a lost film. I have found an original film review to share with the reader.

Moving Picture World - Society Drama of the Popular Type Released by Vitagraph, Stars Alice Joyce.

Marion Roger's love affair with Cameron West is broken up by her mother whose disapproval is so evident that Cameron gets discouraged. He develops an infatuation for Diana Spaulding, a flirtatious society debutante. Marian watches the progress of the affair regretfully, and then decides to forget it by accepting the attentions of Wingate, an adept in the love game. Diana also is encouraging Wingate and is discovered flirting with him, by Cameron, who decides that the quickest way to cure her is to marry her. This he does and unhappiness follows. Wingate's manner becomes insulting toward Marion and she gives him up. One day Cameron discovers that Marion is trying to prevent him from knowing the truth about his wife and her infatuation for Wingate. His efforts to check this are fruitless. A few evenings later at a party at the Rogers' home, Marion slips out of the house in search of a partner whose number corresponds to hers in the stunt game which they are about to engage in. She hears Diana and Wingate planning to elope, and determines to prevent this for Cameron's sake. The place set for the lovers' rendezvous is the dock. Marion hastens to meet Wingate before Diana can get to him. Through her clever interference she succeeds in dismissing Wingate, who leaves without Diana. She goes back to the house and arrives before Diana has left. A storm of words follows between the two women, who are interrupted by Cameron. Marion accounts for her absence and shields Diana from disgrace in her husband's eyes. Cameron's love for Marion is too great for him to conceal and they agree to await the coming of happier days when fate will grant their union.


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November 1920



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