Nearly a Lady (1915)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |  
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This rare silent melodrama tells the oft-told tale of a western gal (Myrtle Stedman) leaving a handsome cowboy (Owen Moore, Mr. Mary Pickford at the time) for excitement in the Big City. She nearly marries a British fop but eventually returns to the homestead, poorer but wiser. Musical comedy star Elsie Janis, the darling of World War I, earned top-billing in this pseudo-western but took a back seat, plot-wise, to veteran action heroine Stedman. The director of this film, William Desmond Taylor, is today only remembered as perhaps Hollywood's most notorious murder victim. The director's February 1, 1922 slaying remains unsolved.

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cowboy, lady, love, return, society, traveling