Crossed Wires (1923)

Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gladys Walton, a now-forgotten Universal star, has the lead in this farce. Marcel Murphy (Walton) is a switchboard operator who desperately wants to break into society. Through listening in on a call, she finds out enough about an exclusive ball to obtain a formal invitation, and she shows up behaving like the grandest of grand dames. When the hostess, Margaret Benson (Lillian Langdon), finds her valuable necklace missing, Marcel becomes the prime suspect. But she confesses her ruse to the elderly host, Bellamy Benson (Tom S. Guise), who takes her under his fatherly wing. Unfortunately, his actions are misunderstood by Marcel's lineman sweetheart, who goes to the girl's home and wakes up her parents (William Robert Daly and Kate Price). Mayhem ensues until finally Marcel confesses everything to one and all. She's rewarded for her honesty by a marriage proposal from the host's son Ralph (George Stewart).

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love, party, romance, telephone-operator