Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweep (1922)

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The further adventures of Cockney flower-girl Squibs Hopkins (Betty Balfour), this British silent comedy was the brainchild of producer-writer-director George Pearson. Inaugurated the previous year, the Squibs series was based on an ancient music-hall sketch. Betty Balfour's mix of quaint comedy and pathos made the series the most successful of its day and Miss Balfour the era's pre-eminent domestic star. In this entry, Squibs wins 60,000 pounds in the sweepstakes and invites the whole clan to Paris where she rescues sister Ivy (Annette Benson) from her brutish husband.

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family, flowers, girl, rescue, sister, winner