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31 January 1926 (USA) See more »
A dazzling story of the perfect American beauty! See more »
Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Esther Ralston ... Mary Gray

Lawrence Gray ... Chip Armstrong

Ford Sterling ... Hugo Niles

Fay Lanphier ... Miss Alabama

Louise Brooks ... Miss Bayport

Edna May Oliver ... Mrs. Niles

Kenneth MacKenna ... Horace Niles

William B. Mack ... John Gray
George De Carlton ... Sam Lorber
W.T. Benda ... Artist

Ernest Torrence ... King Neptune

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Triton

Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Benchley  titles (uncredited)
Townsend Martin  story
Frederick Stowers 

Cinematography by
J. Roy Hunt 
Production Design by
Lawrence Hitt (uncredited)
Jo Mielziner (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Frederick A. Foord 
Costume Design by
Gilbert Clark 
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter
Adolph Zukor .... presenter

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USA:80 min
Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (three sequences)
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This film originally contained 3 - 2-strip Technicolor sequences, totaling 1574 of its original 7931 feet, or about 20% of its footage. The first sequence depicts the Atlantic City beauty contestants on the Boardwalk, the second is a series of artistic tableaux, and the third a fashion revue.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
If Only, 15 July 2008
Author: westegg from New York

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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