An abused wife is cast out into the street by her uncaring husband. Rescued by a gang of down-and-out patrons of the "End of the Trail" mission, Dawn soon falls for a dapper mission benefactor who is also a high-end burglar.
A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyke painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »
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 »
Opening credits prologue: The little fishing village of St. Margaret's in the spring of nineteen seventeen. See more »
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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