Successful model, Phyllis Clyne, convinces a down-and-out nobleman, Billy, to pass her off in society as titled gentry. They fall in love and when it turns out that her late father actually... See full summary »

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Lord Sheldon
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Successful model, Phyllis Clyne, convinces a down-and-out nobleman, Billy, to pass her off in society as titled gentry. They fall in love and when it turns out that her late father actually was a lord, they decide they now can marry. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Merely skims the surface of things
14 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

English upper class is the brand referred to in "Society for Sale," a five-part Triangle picture taken from the story by Ruby M. Ayers, scenario by Charles J. Wilson. The plot is not at all complicated and merely skims the surface of things. It is entertaining, however, even if it does show a number of superior social beings in anything but an enviable light. There are too many subtitles used. At times the impression is given that the pictures are only put in as illustrations to a printed story. Careful direction and a generally capable cast presided over by Frank Borzage have accomplished a great deal in the picture's favor. Gloria Swanson, who used to be a Keystone comedy queen, plays Phyllis surprisingly well. She is comely to look at, knows how to act, and indicates an unexpected depth of real feeling. William Desmond is not at all suited to the part of the Hon. Billy, but goes about his work intelligently. Herbert Prior as Lord Sheldon, Charles Dorian as Furnival, Lillian West as Vi Challoner and Lillian Langdon as Lady Mary complete the cast. Pliny Home was the photographer. - The Moving Picture World, May 4, 1918


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