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Cast overview:
Emmy Wehlen ...
Norma Wood
Allan Sears ...
Oliver Morley
George Goodie
William V. Mong ...
William Claxtonbury
Marian Skinner ...
Mrs. Claxtonbury
Lucille Ward ...
Mrs. Sentel
Victor Potel ...
Gregory Charles Sentel


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The story of a girl who wanted to know the meaning of the word life!






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28 May 1919 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Amateur Adventuress (1919) - Lost Silent ?
10 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

William Claxtonbury ( William V. Mong ), the elderly, lecherous head of the Working Girls' Welfare Association, flirts with his pretty clients and gives plainer applicants an inspirational pamphlet. Claxtonbury's stenographer, Norma Wood ( Emmy Wehlen ), is engaged to George Goodie ( Eugene Palette ), a self-righteous, miserly clerk, who looks forward to her continued employment after their marriage. Determined to have a fling at life, Norma walks out on Goodie and charges a number of gowns to Claxtonbury. In her finery she visits a restaurant, where she meets Oliver Morley ( Allan Sears ). Oliver's sister, Mrs. Sentel ( Lucille Ward ), a wealthy widow whose two passions in life are her son Gregory ( Victor Potel ) and "the movies," hires Norma for $5,000 to lure Gregory from his portly sweetheart, a delicatessen owner's daughter. Using tips found in How to Win a Man in 48 Hours , written by a "picture vamp," Norma succeeds and Gregory proposes to her. Norma, however, realizes that she has fallen in love with Oliver and confesses all to him. Her love is reciprocated and Norma and Oliver plan to marry.

This 1919 social/comedy was based on the short story "The Amateur Adventuress" by Thomas Edgelow and produced by the Metro Pictures Corporation. The survival status of The Amateur Adventuress is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it is now a lost silent film.

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