Slaves of Beauty (1927)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of many silent-movie satires of the "beauty salon" craze, Slaves of Beauty gets under way when chemist Leonard Jones (Holmes Herbert) invents a miraculous new facial clay. Whoever applies this clay to his or her face will emerge looking at least twenty years younger. Jones tests his formula on his unattractive wife Anastasia (Olive Tell), who upon being "rejuvenated" becomes a ravishing beauty. She leaves Jones in favor of handsome cosmetician Paul Perry (Earl Foxe) and opens her own beauty shop. In retaliation, Jones opens a rival shop, ruins his wife's business, and gives her erstwhile lover a sock in the eye -- whereupon the repentant Anastasia returns to her husband!

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beauty [physical], business, extramarital-affair, handsome, husband, inventor, manager, shop, spouse, ungrateful, wife