Romance and Arabella (1919)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Like many another Constance Talmadge vehicle, Romance and Arabella was based on a popular stage play, this one written by William J. Hurlbutt. Cast in the role originated on Broadway by Laura Hope Crews, Talmadge played young widow Arabella Cadenhouse. Having been wed for several years to an elderly and unexciting fellow, Arabella now hopes to enjoy life to the fullest, and to that end she simultaneously inaugurates romances with four different men. Left in the lurch is Arabella's erstwhile sweetheart Bill (played by the "first" Harrison Ford), whom our heroine has rejected because he represents the conservatism and frugality practiced by her late husband. Even without seeing Romance and Arabella, one can safely predict who will be Arabella's ultimate matrimonial selection.

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bachelorette, love, on-the-prowl, romance, widow/widower