Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
aristocracy, chauffeur, con/scam, golddigger, impersonation, love, marriage, romance, seduction, socialite, wager