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A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.

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Sidney Franklin

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Marian Ainslee (titles), J.M. Barrie (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marion Davies ... Phoebe Throssel
Conrad Nagel ... Dr. Valentine Brown
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Susan Throssel
Flora Finch ... Mary Willoughby
Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon ... Nancy Willoughby
Marcelle Corday ... Henrietta Turnbull
Kate Price ... Patty
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A young British doctor leaves his fiancé to go off and fight in the Napoleonic wars. Upon his return ten years later, he finds the the beautiful young girl he knew is now a tired, aging schoolteacher and he is no longer interested in her. She is still in love with him, however, and rather than give him up, she "reinvents" herself as her younger, perkier "niece" Livvy and tries to regain his interest. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Davies' finest contribution to the Screen. (Print Ad- The Leader-Courier, ((Elk Point, SD)) 9 February 1928)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 November 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beleza Moral See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Although this film had the lowest gross of all the Marion Davies silent films at MGM, it still made a profit for the studio. See more »

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[first lines]
Patty: Judging by the excitement of the Willoughby sisters, Dr. V. B. is on his way.
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Pleasant comedy of manners
25 March 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

Marion Davies is nearly engaged to Conrad Nagel, but then he decides to join the British army to fight in the Napoleonic wars. When he returns perhaps ten years later, he seems to snub her for being too old, so she decides to test his love by impersonating her mythical niece Livvy from London.

Very well done. The contrast between Marion Davies' two characters is fun and interesting. The dialog in the titles may seem queer, but is probably taken from the J.M. Barrie play.

The cinematography has some unusual camera angles and some of the scenes could not be done as they are in a sound movie, especially the gossips.


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