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A young woman at life's crossroads is granted mystic visions of how her decisions will affect her future life.

Director: Albert Parker
Stars: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Pauline Garon
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The trial and tribulations of a strong-willed woman who elopes and gives birth out of wedlock without telling her ex-husband.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt
Queen Kelly (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen
Drama
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane
Indiscreet (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical | Romance
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A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley
Manhandled (1924)
Drama | Comedy
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When her boyfriend, Jimmy, forgets a date, Tessie McGuire, a department store clerk, attends a party at the studio of Robert Brandt where she makes a hit with impersonations... See full synopsis »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman
Stage Struck (1925)
Comedy
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Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor
What a Widow! (1930)
Romance | Comedy
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A young woman's elderly husband dies and leaves her $5 million. She travels to Paris and becomes part of the "Continental" set and is pursued by a rich playboy and a lawyer who works for her.

Directors: Allan Dwan, Dudley Murphy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Owen Moore, Lew Cody
Comedy | Romance
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth
Comedy | Musical | Romance
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Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

Director: Joe May
Stars: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Douglass Montgomery
Comedy
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A French washerwoman becomes a duchess and a friend of Napoleon.

Director: Léonce Perret
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Émile Drain, Charles de Rochefort
Drama
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Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Rod La Rocque, Ricardo Cortez
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Orchid Murphy
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Brian Alden
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Aunt Agatha
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Buddy Murphy (as Walter Goss)
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29 August 1926 (USA)  »

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This was Gloria Swanson's last film for Paramount Pictures. She would return to the studio 24 years later in 1950 for Sunset Boulevard (1950). See more »

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Great Gloria Swanson Comedy
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is Gloria Swanson's best comedy film. She plays a chorus girl named Orchid Murphy who meets a rich society man (Eugene O'Brien) on New Year's Eve. They are instantly attracted to one another but Swanson's thuggish brother doesn't like "swells." In order to get a dance with Swanson, O'Brien pretends to be a waiter.

O'Brien falls for her but the brother constantly warns about playboys who don't marry chorus girls. So they device a plan to have Swanson live with the old gray aunt while O'Brien goes to South America on business. During his absence she's be turned into a "lady." On his return he funds the newly refined Gloria dull and lifeless. They almost lose each other but because of a clever trick, Swanson is able to save the day and the marriage.

Great opening shot of huge crowds in Times Square where we can see marquees showing The Big Parade and a show starring Marilyn Miller. Also highly memorable is the visit to the flea circus... at least until Annabelle escapes! Swanson is just great in this light and funny film. She's hilarious as the chorus girl who loves to do cartwheels and somersaults (and yes that's Swanson doing them). Her first meeting with the old aunt (Helen Dunbar) is also very funny.

Eugene O'Brien is very good. Helen Dunbar is the aunt. Walter Goss is the brother. The dog is good too.


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