- 1 hr 55 min
Dr. Austin Sloper is a very successful man who is very protective of his daughter. He keeps a close watch on anyone who tries to get close to his daughter and he is always wary of anyone who may have intentions on taking his daughter away from him. When Austin's daughter Catherine meets a refined young man named Morris Townsend, she falls madly in love. By all accounts, it seems as though Morris falls madly in love with Catherine and the two announce their intentions to marry. But something is not sitting well with the doctor and he is against the union, much to the disappointment of the two young lovers. Catherine decides to defy her father and marry Morris anyways. Dr. Sloper is concerned that Morris is only interested in getting closer to the family's fortune, but Catherine is convinced that the couple is indeed in love and she becomes angry with her father. As the bond between Catherine and her father weakens, the bond between Catherine and Morris gets stronger. But is Dr. Sloper right in his assessment of Morris? Is Catherine allowing love to blind her to Morris' real intentions?