Singed (1927)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Blanche Sweet vehicle was directed by John Griffith Wray, who outside of her own husband Marshall Neilan was Sweet's favorite director. The star is cast as dance-hall girl Dolly Wall, who invests her life savings in an oil well. A gusher comes in, enriching not only Dolly but her ne'er-do-well socialite sweetheart Royce Wingate (Warner Baxter). While Wingate hobnobs with the Upper Crust, poor Dolly is left home alone, stigmatized by her "scandalous" past. Driven to distraction by Wingate's indifference, Dolly threatens to disfigure his face with a vial of acid, but the terror-stricken Wingate shoots the bottle out of her hand, wounding her in the process. Only as Dolly lies bleeding does Wingate realize that he's truly in love with her (and please don't try this at home!) Singed was based on Love O' Women, a story by the celebrated Adela Rogers St. John.

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disillusionment, dance-hall-girl, jealousy, love, millionaire, oil, reunion, romance, socialite