One Year to Live (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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Dr. Lucien LaPierre (Sam de Grasse) desperately wants to marry Elise Duchanier, the maid to a Parisian burlesque star (Aileen Pringle). She falls ill, and to keep her by his side, he tells her that she only has a year to live. Instead of making Elise a homebody, it inspires her to make a stab at stardom herself. She asks Maurice Bruel, who owns the show (Joseph Kilgour), to help her out, and offers to give herself to him once she has become a success. Brunel does as promised and, along the way, also dumps Lolotte, his mistress (Rosemary Thebv), for her. Elise has also won the heart of Captain Tom Kendrick (Antonio Moreno). When Kendrick returns from America to marry her, however, he hears nasty things about her reputation. LaPierre finally admits to his lie, and Kendrick shows up at Brunel's home in time to save Elise from degrading herself.

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dance [art], death, doctor/nurse, fate, France, lady, maid, officer, producer [showbiz], promise, return, stars [celebrities]