Love's Blindness (1926)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Love's Blindness was another bit of hothouse exotica from romance novelist and self-appointed social arbiter Madame Elinor Glyn. This is the story of Jewish maiden Vanessa Levy (Pauline Starke), the daughter of a somewhat disreputable moneylender (Sam De Grasse). Deeply in debt to Vanessa's father, British nobleman Hubert Culverdale (Antonio Moreno) agrees to marry the girl to square his account. Culverdale lets Vanessa know from the outset that she's not "his kind," and that any sort of romance between them is quite out of the question. Eventually, however, the snobbish hero is won over by the heroine's sincerity and devotion. It says something about Elinor Glyn's salability in 1926 that, reportedly, her bungalow at MGM was larger than the one occupied by Love's Blindness star Pauline Starke.

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daughter, Judaism, lender, loot, love, nobility