Budapest bar entertainer Zara is a discontented alcoholic who is pursued by many men but lives with novelist Carl Salter. A strange man (Tony) shows up on Salter's estate claiming that Zara... See full summary »
Erich von Stroheim
Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »
A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a cruel noblewoman, and the girl's heart is broken when her sweetheart, the noblewoman's son, won't go to Paris with them. After... See full summary »
Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions. Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again. Her next rescuer is a tatooed lady in a circus who can't save her from the circus manager. Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman. Susan moves up in the world to the penthouse of a politician who can offer a construction contract to Rodney. Rodney says no and flees to the jungle with Susan in pursuit. Written by
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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films adds Theodore von Eltz to the cast in an uncredited role, but he does not appear at any point, so either must have been wrongly identified, or else cut before final release. See more »
[Pointing out a scantily clad, exotic, possibly Hindu, dancing girl to the crowd]
She might be a little dark, but she'll be a bright spot in your memories.
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Actually, I thought the movie was the opposite of the title - this film "rose" high at the start and just slowly fell to the bottom.
It started off great, especially in the cinematography department. Greta Garbo looked very pretty and captivating and there was Clark Gable, sans famous mustache. This was Gable's first starring role.
The start of the second half signaled the decline as the film turned into a sappy melodrama and finished with an incredibly bad last 15 minutes, ruining what looked like a really promising film. Jean Hersholt and John Miljan provided able supporting help but, in the end, the film was disappointment.
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