Chorus Lady (1924)

Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When her latest show closes, Pat O'Brien (Margaret Livingston) returns home. The stable owned by her fiancé, Dan Mallory (Alan Roscoe), catches fire, and Pat helps save his prize horse, Lady Belle, who is blinded. Because of the fire, Pat and Dan have to put their wedding plans on hold, and Pat returns to the stage. She takes her little sister Nora (Virginia Lee Corbin) along because she has gotten involved with the slimy Dick Crawford (Philo McCullough, who was always good at playing slimy characters). Both girls land jobs in a show and do all they can to help Dan out. In spite of Lady Belle's handicap, Dan decides to race her anyway, and she wins him 20 thousand dollars. Crawford has taken money from Nora to bet, but he put it on another horse. Unfortunately, the money belonged to some of the other girls, so Nora goes to Crawford's house to try and get it back. Pat realizes that Nora is in danger and follows. She even protects Nora by compromising herself when Dan and her mother (Lillian Elliott) show up at Crawford's apartment. At first Dan denounces Pat, but then he realizes she was only helping her sister and all is forgiven. This lively horseracing drama was a very loose adaptation of the popular play by James Forbes, which had been filmed previously in 1915.

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family-disapproval, love, reputation, rogue, sister