Matinee Ladies (1927)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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May McAvoy stars as Sallie Smith, a nightclub cigarette girl who falls in love with Bob Ward (Malcolm McGregor), who's working his way through college as a paid escort. Alas, Sally's head is turned by wealthy cad Tom Mannion (Richard Tucker), who lures the girl to a wild weekend party at his Long Island estate. Once he gets her alone on his yacht, Mannion does his best (or worst) to seduce Sally. A convenient storm capsizes the yacht, whereupon Sally is rescued by her ever-loving Bob. Matinee Ladies was among the first directorial efforts of cinematographer Byron Haskin.

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college, dance [art], drowning, lady, pretense, rescue, roadhouse, society, storm, yacht