Love Hungry (1928)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lois Moran stars as Joan Robinson, the chorus-girl daughter of blue-collar workers Ma and Pa Robinson (Edythe Chapman and James Neill). Hoping to supplement the family income, Ma Robinson takes in a boarder, a struggling young writer named Tom Harvey (Lawrence Gray). When Joan returns from a grueling road tour in the company of her brassy chorine pal Mamie (Marjorie Beebe), Tom instantly falls in love with the girl -- so much so that he's even willing to put up with the abrasive Mamie. But Joan has dedicated herself to finding a rich sugar-daddy husband, and wants nothing to do with Tom. Perhaps in retaliation, Tom pens a story which suggests that one can be happy and contented on a salary of forty dollars a week. This rouses the ire of the mercenary Joan and Mamie, but Tom suspects that Joan is merely trying to convince herself of something she doesn't believe. To prove this, Tom arranges for Joan to meet his millionaire friend Lonnie Van Hook (John Patrick). Sure enough, Joan decides at long last that there are some things more important than money, at which point she also realizes that she's in love with Tom. As for Mamie -- well, old habits die hard.

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love-conquers-all, chorus-girl, golddigger, millionaire, wealth, writer, boarding-house, romance, worker