Slave of Fashion (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Norma Shearer stars in this routine light comedy. Katherine Emerson (Shearer) decides to leave her small hometown in Iowa to make good in New York. The train taking her East is involved in a wreck and she winds up with a handbag belonging to Madeline (Miss Dupont), one of the fatalities. In the purse is a note from Nicholas Wentworth (the worldly Lew Cody, for once not playing a villain), inviting the young woman to stay at his apartment while he is in Europe. The only condition is that she vacates it by May 1, when he returns. Katherine decides to take on Madeline's identity and take over the apartment. This way, she is able to live in New York in high style. However, her parents (James Corrigan and Mary Carr) arrive unexpectedly and start asking too many questions. Katherine lies and says she is married to Wentworth, while continuing to see Dick Wayne (William Haines). Wentworth returns early, creating even more complications. However, he falls in love with Katherine almost immediately -- and the end of the picture is easily guessed.

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