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The Recoil"

Paramount Picture

Starring: Betty Blythe, Mahlon Hamilton

1924

A lot of money was spent on this romantic melodrama -- enough so that part of it was actually filmed in France. Then again, the owner of the production company, Cosmopolitan, was William Randolph Hearst, who had a lot of money to throw around. After spending 20 years in the South American mines, Gordon Kent (Mahlon Hamilton) comes to Paris, cashes everything in and celebrates his return to civilization. He falls for Norma Selbee (Betty Blythe), a pretty but penniless American girl.