Fifth Avenue Models (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Isobel Ludani (Mary Philbin) supports herself and her father -- an unsuccessful artist (Josef Swickard) -- by working at a modiste's shop. When she is pressed into service as a mannequin, she gets into a knock-down, drag-out fight with one of the other models and ruins her dress. The modiste threatens to throw her in jail unless she pays for the expensive dress. To save her, her father tries to steal a valuable painting and is arrested himself. But all is not lost for Isobel. She has caught the eye of art dealer Francis Doran (Norman Kerry), who pays for the dress and hires her as his secretary. Isobel doubts that his love for her is honorable, but Doran proves himself when he helps out her father. Mr. Ludani has created a masterpiece while in jail, and Doran offers to show it. Ludani becomes a success overnight, and Doran wins Isobel's love and gratitude. This romance was based on a Saturday Evening Post story, "The Best in Life", by Muriell Hine.

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art, father, imprisonment, poverty, robbery, secretary, survivor