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  • Elmer is a dry cleaner. He is madly in love with stage star Trilby Drew; for each of her 35 performances, he dons someone else's tuxedo and races to the theatre. When Trilby's co-star boyfriend gets engaged to a socialite, she marries Elmer to get even, assuming Elmer is a millionaire (since his clothes are so snazzy.) But she's clearly still in love with her scoundrelous co-star, and her manager makes her leave Elmer, trying to pay him off so the papers don't hear about her marriage to a "cheap pants presser." Can Elmer win her love? Maybe a sea voyage will help.

    - Written by <bletzler@lan.tjhsst.edu>
  • A young man, totally in love with an actress, has seen all 45 performances of her play, and hangs around at the back-stage entrance hoping to catch glimpses of her. But she thinks she is in love with the playboy leading man. When she learns that he is to marry another woman, she marries her young admirer to get back at him.

    - Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>
  • An unimpressive but well intending man is given the chance to marry a popular actress, of whom he has been a hopeless fan. But what he doesn't realize is that he is being used to make the actress' old flame jealous.

    - Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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