Sham (1921)

05/05/1921 (US) DramaRomance 50m
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Based upon a description in a film publication,[3] Katherine Van Riper (Clayton) is an extravagant young society girl who is very much in debt, and her wealthy aunts and uncle refuse to give her any money. Katherine is desperate enough that she is considering marrying the wealthy Montee Buck (Hiers), although she is in love with the westerner Tom Jaffrey (Fillmore), who says he is poor. Finally, Katherine decides to sell the famous Van Riper pearls, pay off her debts, and marry Tom. However, upon examination the jewelry turns out to be paste, with her father having sold the genuine pearls several years earlier before his death. Montee is assured by the aunts that Katherine will marry him and tells this to Tom. Tom is about to leave town when Uncle James (Ricketts) steps in and pays off Katherine's debts, leaving the niece free to marry Tom.

  1. Thomas N. Heffron


  2. Douglas Z. Doty


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  1. Ethel Clayton

    Ethel Clayton

    Katherine Van Riper

  2. Clyde Fillmore

    Clyde Fillmore

    Tom Jaffrey

  3. Theodore Roberts

    Theodore Roberts

    Jeriamiah Buck

  4. Sylvia Ashton

    Sylvia Ashton

    Aunt Bella

  5. Walter Hiers

    Walter Hiers

    Montee Buck

  6. Helen Dunbar

    Helen Dunbar

    Aunt Louisa

  7. Arthur Edmund Carewe

    Arthur Edmund Carewe

    Bolton (as Arthur Carewe)

  8. Tom Ricketts

    Tom Ricketts

    Uncle James (as Thomas Ricketts)

  9. Blanche Gray

    Clementine Vickers

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Original Language English

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