Best People (1925)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Esther Ralston, who plays a nice chorus girl in this comedy-drama, is upstaged by Margaret Livingston, who has a much-flashier role as her not-so-nice friend. Ralston is Alice O'Neil, who is in love with Bertie Lenox (Joseph Striker), the son of a nouveau riche family. His sister Marian (Margaret Morris) loves the chauffeur, a down-to-earth young man by the name of Henry Morgan (Warner Baxter). Their parents (Edwards Davis and Kathlyn Williams) naturally are less than thrilled with Bertie and Marian's choices -- after all, Alice wants Bertie to give up his money and go to work! And they've picked out Arthur Rockmere (William Austin) as a mate for Marian. Rockmere sets up a meeting with Alice in an attempt to buy her off, which angers Bertie. A fight outside of a supper club results and everyone lands in jail -- except for Alice's friend Millie (Livingston), who bails them all out with the bribery money. In the end, both Bertie and Marian wed their sweethearts, while Millie weds their uncle, George Grafton (Larry Steers). This picture is based on the play by David Grey and Avery Hopwood.

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chauffeur, chorus-girl, daughter, decadence, family-disapproval, love, romance