Road to Broadway (1926)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Louisville gal Mary Santley (Edith Roberts) defies her father's wishes and heads to New York, seeking fame and fortune as a Broadway actress. Mary gets nowhere until she agrees to participate in a publicity stunt whereby she pretends to have amnesia. A canny press agent passes Mary off as a long-long French heiress, leading to the usual nonsensical complications. The film comes to a lively conclusion when Mary's hometown sweetheart comes to New York, challenging the girl's French suitor to a duel. Their fight-to-the-finish is broken up by the cops, whereupon Mary finds herself front-page news on every newspaper in the country. In a cute climactic twist, it turns out that the "boy back home," the "French lover," and the "cops" were all actors, hired by Mary's ever-resourceful press agent!

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amnesia, duel, heir, impersonation, love-triangle, press-agent, publicity-stunt, stars [celebrities]