His Secretary (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |  
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Norma Shearer, who hadn't yet become the queen of the MGM lot (or won mogul Irving Thalberg as her husband), stars in this comedy with Lew Cody. Ruth Lawrence (Shearer) is the stenographer for David Colman (Cody) and John Sloden (Willard Louis). The two men are less than impressed with Ruth's appearance, since she wears dowdy clothes and no makeup. Colman, in fact, says he wouldn't kiss her for a thousand dollars. Ruth overhears his remark and decides to teach him a lesson. While on a business trip with Sloden, Ruth finds a beauty specialist and undergoes a transformation. Now that she is breathtakingly gorgeous, she brings Colman to his knees. He calls on her, but she has conspired with the janitor (Karl Dane) that as soon as Colman begins kissing her, he will show up and claim that she is his wife. Finally, Ruth confesses the trick to Colman and they end the film together.

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beauty [physical], janitor, kiss, secretary