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A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win ... See full summary »

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A ditzy American girl visiting Monte Carlo is hired by a tennis champ to be his "cardboard lover"--to pretend to be in love with him so he can teach his two-timing fiancé a lesson and win her back. What he doesn't realize is that the girl isn't pretending--she actually is in love with him, and she sets out to win him for herself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Terrific Marion Davies
24 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marion Davies plays a dizzy American on a "flapping" tour of Europe and on the loose on the French Riviera. She's seeking autographs and Nils Asther, who's in the clutches of vamp Jetta Goudal.

Because she loses money at the casino, she has to be "employed" by Asther to pay off the debt. So he hires Davies to pretend to be his girl friend and keep him away from Goudal.

Nice little comedy that showcases the talents of Davies as she scurries about in an attempt to win Asther. She even impersonates Goudal to show Asther how insipid the vamp is and builds up his resistance to her. Davies also hilariously impersonates a bell boy.

One of Davies' last silent films, but a showcase nonetheless, and a delightful little concoction. Davies was one of MGM's top 5 box-office stars in the late 20s. Davies' niece, Pepi Lederer, has a small part as one of the co-eds.

The plot was basically used again for Buster Keaton in THE PASSIONATE PLUMBER and Norma Shearer in HER CARDBOARD LOVER.


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