Stocks and Blondes (1928)

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According to existing information, perennial comedy foil Gertrude Astor was afforded top billing in Stocks and Blondes. Still, the bulk of the story deals with the marriage of unemployed stockbroker Tom Greene (Skeets Gallegher) and nitery dancer Patsy (Jacqueline Logan). To pay for their honeymoon cottage, Patsy secretly acquires stock tips from Tom's former boss Powers (Albert Conti). Kept in the dark about Patsy's behind-the-scenes efforts, Tom begins to believe he's coming up with the tips himself and soon turns into an arrogant jerk. Even worse, Tom suspects that Patsy and Powers have been fooling around behind his back. Everything is straightened out at the end, but one wonders what will happen to everybody in the film when Wall Street lays its famous egg in October of 1929. Title writer Jack Conway was not the director of the same name but instead a former movie critic for the trade magazine Variety.

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con/scam, dance [art], love, reunion, riches-to-rags, romance, stockbroker, unemployment