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Polly of the Follies (1922)



Cast overview:
Polly Meacham
Horace Knight ...
Silas Meacham
Thomas Carr ...
Jimmy Meacham
Harry Fisher ...
Pop Cummings
Daddy Hood
Mr. Jones
Ina Borke ...
Mrs. Jones
Mildred Arden ...
Hattie Jones
Bob Jones
Paul Doucet ...
Clarence Hope
Theresa Maxwell Conover ...
Mrs. Potter
Alysia Potter
Bernard Randall ...
John Daly Murphy ...

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Release Date:

30 January 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Good for Nothing  »

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1.33 : 1
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Polly of the Follies (1922) - Tragic Loss
25 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Aspiring to climb the social ladder, Mrs. Jones ( Ina Rorke ) of Long Island, sets her hopes upon her son Bob's ( Kenneth Harlan ) upcoming marriage to Alysia Potter ( Billie Dove ). During a reception, the two lovers become drunk and they decide to elope, and go to Bowling Green, Connecticut. While waiting for the justice of the peace, Bob and Alysia see Polly Meacham ( Constance Talmadge ) performing "The Way to a Man's Heart " at the theatre. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, their daughter Hattie, ( Mildred Arden ), and Mrs. Potter ( Theresa Maxwell Conover ) all arrive and persuade the eloper's to wait 6 months before marriage. On Bob's advice Polly comes to New York and gets a place with the Ziegfeld Follies, but her debut is ruined by a case of stage fright. Alysia replaces her and is a success, and while Bob is trying to comfort Polly, Alysia announces she is breaking the engagement, leaving Bob free to marry Polly.

This 1922 romance/comedy was produced by the Constance Talmadge Film Company and starred the popular actress. Tragically, it now remains a lost silent film.

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