One Woman Idea (1929)

Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Marceline Day plays two women in the late-silent Fox release One-Woman Idea. The actress is cast as haughty aristocrat Lady Alicia Douglas, and as alluring half-caste dancing girl Alizar. Honorable Prince Ahmed (Rod La Rocque) harbors a platonic love for the prim-and-proper Lady Alicia, while her less-than-honorable husband Lord Douglas (Douglas Gilmore) lusts after the sexy Alizia. It's an "East is East, West is West" class-consciousness drama, with "East" coming off far more sympathetically than "West." Featured as a cabin boy is child actor Coy Watson, who later became a prolific producer of "behind the scenes" Hollywood newsreels.

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aristocracy, cross-cultural-relations, half-breed, love-quadrangle