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A Society Sensation (1918)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short, Drama | 23 September 1918 (USA)
A wealthy society playboy falls in love with the daughter of a poor fisherman.

Directors:

Edmund Mortimer, Paul Powell (uncredited)

Writer:

Hapsburg Liebe (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carmel Myers ... Sydney Parmelee
Rudolph Valentino ... Dick Bradley (as Rudolpho De Valentina)
Lydia Yeamans Titus Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Mrs. Jones
Alfred Allen ... Capt. Parmelee
Fred Kelsey ... Jim
Zasu Pitts ... Mary
Harold Goodwin ... Timmy
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Storyline

A wealthy society playboy falls in love with the daughter of a poor fisherman.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos do Escândalo See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Universal Pictures re-released this film in 1924, it replaced director Paul Powell's name on the credits with that of Edmund Mortimer, although Mortimer had nothing to do with directing the picture. Powell was being blackballed by the studios because of his efforts to organize a director's union. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: The little fishing village of St. Margaret's in the spring of nineteen seventeen. See more »

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Early indication of the right stuff for the leads
20 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Carmel Myers is in the title role of A Society Sensation. She is called that because she gets introduced into San Francisco society by Lydia Yeamans Titus one of the grand dames of it. Actually Myers is the daughter of fisherman Alfred Allen. As you can see this story has some Pygmalion type elements in it.

Rudolph Valentino plays a society playboy, a nice fellow considering some of his later lady killing roles that made him famous. I think you can also see some elements of Julia Roberts's Pretty Woman with Valentino in the Richard Gere part.

We see a truncated version, the rest of the film might be lost. But there's enough of it for the personalities of both the stars to come through and show they had the right stuff to be movie idols.


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