Purple Highway (1923)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This light comedy is based on the stage play Dear Me written by Luther Reed and Hale Hamilton. Madge Kennedy returned from Broadway to star in this picture, but she would go back to the theater to co-star with W.C. Fields in Poppy. Mr. Quail, a wealthy philanthropist (William H. Tooker), founds a Home for Artistic Failures, not realizing that it will eventually house his son Dudley, an unsuccessful playwright (Vincent Coleman). April Blair (Kennedy) gets a job at the home as a drudge, but she has a beautiful voice that Dudley and musician Joe Renard (Pedro de Cordoba) find inspiring. When April is fired, the two men accompany her to New York where they once again give free reign to their aspirations. The men produce a play and give April the starring role. It's a success and April comes to the attention of a young millionaire. Dudley, who has fallen in love with her, is willing to let her go, but April realizes that she prefers him over the millionaire.

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actor, maid, millionaire, stars [celebrities], writing