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Her Scrambled Ambition (1917)

Susie Speed, out of a job again, sits in her room and scans the paper while consuming coffee and rolls. She reads an account of Sarah Slickford, the movie queen, whose salary is $400,000 a ... See full summary »

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(as Horace G. Plimpton), (as Rex A. Taylor) | 1 more credit »

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Susie Speed
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Susie Speed, out of a job again, sits in her room and scans the paper while consuming coffee and rolls. She reads an account of Sarah Slickford, the movie queen, whose salary is $400,000 a month, and contrasts it with her last job at $4 a week. Finding an ad "comedian wanted," she decides to go in for the movies and after a wild ride on a street car reaches the studio. The director gives her a try-out, and she displays her ability by running up and down a tree, pulling a flat tire off an auto, blowing it up with her mouth, and slamming it back on again. She then jumps fences with the car, climbs poles and runs on telephone wires. She then races another car, but half way around the course her machine stalls and her opponent gets the lead. Not to be defeated, she fastens a chain to her car and tows it down the street. She gains on the other car and finally whips her flivver around on the chain and wins the race. The director now tells her he will try her out in a real scene. In the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 February 1917 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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