Marquis Preferred (1929)

Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Adolphe Menjou's final silent film was the imitation-Lubitsch Marquis Preferred. Characteristically dressed up like a million dollars (before taxes), Menjou is cast as the Marquis D'Argenville, a dapper but impoverished nobleman. Hoping for a quick financial turnover, the Marquis agrees to wed Gwendolyn Gruger (Lucille Powers), the daughter of a pair of title-chasing Americans. But the Marquis' heart will forever belong to Peggy Winton (Nora Lane), who does her best to hide her disappointment. Much to the delight of Peggy (and the moviegoers), our hero decides at the last minute that you can't put a price tag on true love.

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aristocracy, first-love, love-triangle, marriage, poverty