Life's Darn Funny (1921)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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Zoe Roberts (Viola Dana) is an aspiring violinist. Living in the same Greenwich Village boarding house is aspiring artist Clay Warwick (Gareth Hughes). Their careers are both going nowhere until Zoe is scheduled to play a concert. Clay, who has inherited a knack for dressmaking, fashions a gown for her that gets better notices than her performance. A friend offers to let Zoe use her studio while she is away, so Zoe and Clay set up a tailoring and dressmaking establishment. Unfortunately, Clay's customers often don't pay him, and since Zoe has been using her friend's charge accounts to keep things going, the creditors arrive and take away all the studio's furnishings. But just when things look their bleakest, a Prince Karamazov (Mark Fenton) shows up at their door, purely by coincidence. He loves both Clay's paintings and Zoe's playing, and offers to back them. Since they are now solvent, the twosome decide to marry. This wispy film, based on the Saturday Evening Post story "Caretakers Within" by Christine Jope Slade, was not one of Viola Dana's better vehicles.

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artist, boarding-house, concert, dressmaker, musician, prince, tailor, violinist