The idle son of a rich businessman joins the army when the U.S.A. enters World War One. He is sent to France, where he becomes friends with two working-class soldiers. He also falls in love... See full summary »
George W. Hill
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Daniel L. Haynes,
Nina Mae McKinney,
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Colonel Pepper brings his daughter, Peggy, to Hollywood from Georgia to be an actress. There she meets Billy who gets her work at Comet Studio doing comedies with him. But Peggy is discovered by High Art Studio and she leaves Billy and Comet to work there. For her new image, she is now Patricia Pepoire and ignores Billy when he sees her on location. When she is not longer wanted by the little people who do not understand "ART", she plans to marry Andre to get a fake title. Billy will not let her go without a fight. Written by
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Studio scenes taking place at the "Comet Studios" were taken at the derelict Mack Sennett "Keystone" studios, where such comedy greats as Charles Chaplin and Ben Turpin worked early in their careers. Sennett built and moved to a larger studio earlier in the year, so director King Vidor filmed his slapstick studio scenes at the older, vacated site. See more »
[looks at Peggy's makeup]
Remember, Baby, you're not painting a bungalow.
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I'm Sitting on Top of the World
Music by Ray Henderson
Played after Charlie Chaplin gets Peggy and Billy's autographs
Also played when Peggy and Billy are waiting at High Arts Studio See more »
Oh it's so cool to watch a Silent Classic once in while! Director Vidor is simply delightful and even makes a lengthy (at least for 1928) cameo as himself. The story is about having success in life and the way it changes you. Marion Davies plays a girl that leaves its friends in a little comedy studio to be part of a larger "drama" studio. She becomes a big star and the consequences are she really alienates from the real world. For a moment she even denies her (poor) past! The cameos are simply hilarious, certainly the scene where the main character (Marion Davies) sees...Marion Davies in the studios and concludes she doesn't seem that special... It's got to be one of the first movie-in-the-movies here and for real freaks it's awesome to see the cameras and material from way back then. A must-see if you ask me!!
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