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The American Venus (1926)

 -  Comedy  -  31 January 1926 (USA)
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »

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Mary Gray
Lawrence Gray ...
Chip Armstrong
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Hugo Niles
Fay Lanphier ...
Miss Alabama
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Miss Bayport
Edna May Oliver ...
Mrs. Niles
Kenneth MacKenna ...
Horace Niles
William B. Mack ...
John Gray
George De Carlton ...
Sam Lorber
W.T. Benda ...
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Ernest Torrence ...
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, a hot-shot public relations man, quits the employ of Hugo Niles and goes to work for Gray, persuading Mary to enter the Miss America contest at Atlantic City, with the intention of using her to endorse her father's cold cream should she win. Mary breaks her engagement with Horace. When it appears that she will win the contest, Hugo lures her home on the pretext that her father is ill, and she misses the contest. Chip and Mary return to Atlantic City, discovering that the new Miss America has told the world that she owes all her success to Gray's cold cream. On this note, Chip and Mary decide to get married. Written by Christopher Carr

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A dazzling story of the perfect American beauty!

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This is currently a lost film, but the trailer survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. The trailer, tinted pink with some color footage, is preserved by the Library of Congress and has a running time of 2 minutes. See more »

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If Only
15 July 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

If only this gorgeous looking film can reappear intact. How could it have gone missing? It looks like a high profile enough film in its day, so it's a shame it somehow vanished.

At least we have the two trailers. I've seen one of them.

By the way, that's Ford Sterling, not Gray, in the scene with Brooks.

Many clips from rare films can be found on YouTube, which is a blessing for many of us who always hear about these films but can never find them otherwise.

Many "lost" films may only be in hiding, with perhaps one copy being in someone's collection; I can only hope that in time many longtime missing titles can reappear and be on view again. There's so much missing history from the silent days.


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