Girl From Coney Island (1926)

Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Also released as Just Another Blonde, The Girl From Coney Island stars Dorothy Mackaill as the title character. The star plays Jeanne Cavanaugh, one of the more popular hostesses at a Luna Park dance emporium. Gambling-hall employee Kid Scotty (William Collier Jr.) announces to one and all that he has fallen in love with Jeanne. Hoping to "save" his friend from heartbreak, Scotty's woman-hating pal Jimmy O'Connor (Jack Mulhall) begins pitching woo at Jeanne, only to fall in love with her for real. Out of loyalty to Scotty, Jimmy refuses to pledge his devotion to Jeanne but does so anyway when it looks as though he and the girl are about to be killed in a plane crash (they aren't, of course). Upon finding out what's what, Scotty isn't terribly put out, since he's already found a new sweetie in the form of brunette dance-hall gal Diana (Louise Brooks in a thankless role), and besides, he only pretended to be in love with Jeanne so that he could bring Jimmy and Jeanne together!

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con/scam, dance-hall-girl, host, love-triangle, marriage, romance, seduction