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The 10 Jan 1926 FD noted that Patsy Ruth Miller replaced Marie Prevost before production began.
       Some contemporary reviews indicated that Catherine Brody wrote a novel, or serial story, on which the film was based, but no information about its publication has been ... More Less

The 10 Jan 1926 FD noted that Patsy Ruth Miller replaced Marie Prevost before production began.
       Some contemporary reviews indicated that Catherine Brody wrote a novel, or serial story, on which the film was based, but no information about its publication has been verified. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Jan 1926
p. 10.
Film Daily
6 Jun 1926.
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New York Times
18 May 1926
p. 28.
Variety
19 May 1926.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
19 May 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 April 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22564
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,262
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Smalltown girl Marie Downey becomes infatuated with New York actor Clifford Dudley when he visits her town with a road company. Although he encourages Marie's flirtation, he is astonished to learn--as she follows him to New York--that she considers herself engaged to him. Sally Short, his leading lady, tries to comfort the disillusioned girl and gets her a chorus job. When Sally overhears derogatory remarks about Dudley, she defends him, declaring she is his fiancée; as a result she becomes notorious, receives a promotion in the show, and has a success rivaling Dudley's. When her smalltown sweetheart, John, comes to the city, Marie realizes that it is John, not Dudley, she loves; and she returns home. Though received with suspicion by the townsfolk, she is accepted when she contributes money for a new ... +


Smalltown girl Marie Downey becomes infatuated with New York actor Clifford Dudley when he visits her town with a road company. Although he encourages Marie's flirtation, he is astonished to learn--as she follows him to New York--that she considers herself engaged to him. Sally Short, his leading lady, tries to comfort the disillusioned girl and gets her a chorus job. When Sally overhears derogatory remarks about Dudley, she defends him, declaring she is his fiancée; as a result she becomes notorious, receives a promotion in the show, and has a success rivaling Dudley's. When her smalltown sweetheart, John, comes to the city, Marie realizes that it is John, not Dudley, she loves; and she returns home. Though received with suspicion by the townsfolk, she is accepted when she contributes money for a new church. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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