A Modern Cinderella (1917)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Joyce (June Caprice) and Polly (Betty Prendergast) are sisters; their mother's task is to get Polly, the elder girl, married off before too many people begin taking notice of the younger, more comely Joyce. Polly does have two suitors, Tom (Frank Morgan) and Harry (Stanhope Wheatcroft). When Polly starts giving Harry more attention, Joyce and Tom pretend to have a romance in an effort to make Polly jealous, and get her interested once again in Tom. This scheme, of course, backfires because Tom falls in love with Joyce (who was in love with him anyhow), and Polly, at least, has Harry. In spite of the title, there's not very much of a Cinderella type plot here, except for a ball held at the sisters' house, where Joyce loses her slipper.

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crush, dance [art], desire, family, friendship, home, makeup, middle-class, sister