Midlanders (1920)

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This uneven drama finds an orphan girl (Bessie Love) running away from a convent and being taken in by a riverboat captain. He sends her to live with his brother in a small town. The girl grows into a young woman and manages to win the local beauty contest. When she receives an opportunity with a theatrical agent, her foster father is against the proposal. She becomes an overnight sensation but meets with local disapproval and open hostility for her career choices. She and a local man fall for each other and make plans for their future together. Truman Van Dyke, Frances Raymond, and C. Norman Hammond are also featured.

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beauty-pageant, brother, captain [military], convent, love, orphan, romance, runaway [from home], stars [celebrities]