London (1926)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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One of several artistic collaborations between American actress Dorothy Gish and British producer-director Herbert Wilcox, London is set in guess which English metropolis. Slum girl Mavis Hogan (Gish) bears an astonishing resemblance to the deceased daughter of wealthy dowager Lady Arbourfield (Daisy Campbell), and it is for this reason that Arbourfield decides to adopt Mavis. Acclimating herself to her posh surroundings, Mavis falls in love with Arbourfield's handsome young nephew Geoffrey Malvern (John Malvern). But when another young woman sets her cap for Paul, Mavis tearfully returns to the slums. She ultimately finds happiness with portrait painter Paul Merlan (Adelqui Millar), whose picture of Mavis attracted Lady Arbourfield's attention in the first place. Featured in the cast is bandleader Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, though their presence in a silent film must have seemed superfluous at best.

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artist, Britain, club [organization], daughter, death, girl, love, nephew, painting, portrait, slums, society