Upon hearing that his daughter Elizabeth, is coming from America to visit him in Paris, wealthy Willoughby Quimby, decides to give up dry martinis and women. However, Elizabeth seeks a wild... See full summary »
Upon hearing that his daughter Elizabeth, is coming from America to visit him in Paris, wealthy Willoughby Quimby, decides to give up dry martinis and women. However, Elizabeth seeks a wild time and ends up leaving France with her father's drinking buddy, Freddie, and Willoughby goes back to his dry martinis. Written by
Sadly this 1928 silent comedy now remains a lost film. Dry Martini was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation starring Mary Astor and Matt Moore and early Movietone sound system was used for music and sound effects. I have found a synopsis and early film review to share with the reader.
Divorced American Willoughby Quimby ( Albert Gran ), now in Paris, receives a wire from his ex-wife informing him that his daughter, Elizabeth ( Mary Astor ), will soon arrive in France on a visit. Anticipating a prim and proper young lady, Will gives up his mistress and dry martinis, but he needn't have bothered, for Elizabeth is in search of a wild time. She quickly becomes involved with a French artist and considers entering into a trial marriage with him. Freddie Fletcher ( Matt Moore ), Will's boon drinking companion, tries to keep Elizabeth away from the artist and is soundly drubbed for his troubles. Elizabeth is at first sympathetic to Freddie and later loving, eventually returning with him to the United States. Will again takes up residence at his old place in Harry's American Bar.
Motion Picture News - The best feature is the sound accompaniment. The score is perfectly synchronized. And the acting is up to requirements, Mary Astor as the daughter, Albert Gran as the daddy, and Matt Moore as the boy friend giving well-rounded performances.
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