A Lady of Quality (1923)

Run Time - 80 min.  |  
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Running five reels, Famous Players' The Lady of Quality was a faithful adaptation of the same-named theatrical drama. Repeating her stage role of Clorinda was the magnificent Cecilia Loftus, while Geraldine O'Brien, House Peters, Hal Clarendon, Peter Lang and Dave Wall offered excellent support. The plot, which was considered old-fashioned even in 1913, charts the progress of the heroine from cradle to grave, devoting special attention to that "one wrong step" which threatens to destroy her reputation. The final portion of the story gives way to melodrama, as the desperate Clorinda tries to hide the body of the man she has murdered. Running 75 minutes or so, The Lady of Quality was cinematically unininspired, but nonetheless lauded by chi-chi critics as a "prestige" item.

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fencing [sport], love, love-conquers-all, officer, redemption, romance, tomboy