A scheming promoter and his partner win a beauty contest after submitting a composite photo, convincing a chambermaid to help impersonate the fictional starlet; things go awry when a famed aviator falls in love with the picture.
A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold-digger. But she assumes he is after "one thing" and is holding out for marriage. After meeting his mother, she learns that her beau is engaged to a society girl. He loses his money and they drift apart. But after making a new fortune, he comes to the theater.Written by
This was the film which opened the famous Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine. See more »
In the beach scene, which begins Reel #3 @ 0:18:40, the opening shot begins with the clapper boy crossing the set with clapper in hand, obviously a modern day printing error in the version presently in circulation which 1930 audiences would not have witnessed. See more »
The late 1890's are lovingly reconstructed, with wonderful costumes and nice sets. Very good script. Marion Davies as a chorus girl who doesn't want to be a rich man's toy has lots of chances to show her stuff. There is only one Floradora dance routine and it is quite calm. The final scenes are in two color Technicolor.
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