Fate of a Flirt (1925)

Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Legend has it that Dorothy Revier rose to stardom in the Columbia Pictures product of the 1920s because she was the "good friend" of Columbia head man Harry Cohn; some sources suggest that Revier was also the model for the studio's famous torch-lady trademark. In Fate of the Flirt, the actress is cast as Mary Burgess, who declares in front of a sophisticated British society crowd that she'd sooner marry a poor bricklayer than a wealthy nobleman. Smitten by the unpretentious Mary, the aristocratic Sir Gilbert (Forrest Stanley) decides to win her heart by posing as his family's chauffeur. It's all part of a wager between Sir Gilbert and his Uncle John (Thomas Ricketts), who is convinced that Mary is merely a title-chasing golddigger. Most of the laughs in Fate of a Flirt are predicated on the amorous activities of Uncle John, living proof that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

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aristocracy, chauffeur, con/scam, golddigger, impersonation, love, marriage, romance, seduction, socialite, wager