Queenie (1921)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although Shirley Mason was the star of this feature, she's upstaged by character actor Wilson Hummell, who has a dual role. Queenie (Mason) works as a slavey in a girls' school and wishes for the day when her wealthy aunt, Pansy Pooley (Aggie Herring), will call for her. The day comes, but when Queenie arrives at the mansion she discovers that Pansy is not the owner, but the housekeeper. The real owner, Simon Pepper (Hummell), is a miserly curmudgeon who has been a recluse since the death of his young wife 30 years before. Queenie manages to warm Pepper's heart, along with finding romance with Vivian Van Winkle (George O'Hara), the poetic son of a wealthy manufacturer. One day Pepper mysteriously vanishes and his valet, Abner Quigley, who's a dead ringer for the old man (also Hummell), decides to take his place. He marries Pansy and they enter society. Quigley is about to force Queenie to marry Count Michael (Adolphe Menjou) when the real Pepper, who has been on a voyage, returns. Vivian rounds up both Queenie and the minister and the young couple wed. Quigley and Pansy are once again reduced to servant status.

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bad-woman, bad-woman-turns-good, girls'-school, love, marriage, poet, robbery, servant