Straight from Paris (1921)

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Harry Garson directed his then-wife, Clara Kimball Young, in this light comedy -- a departure for Young, who was better known for her heavy dramatic roles. While on a European voyage, wealthy Robert Van Austin (Bertram Grassby) meets Lucette Grenier (Young), the owner of a chic Fifth Avenue dress shop. A whirlwind romance follows and by the time the ship returns to the U.S., the couple are engaged. Robert's snobby mother (Clarissa Selwynne) immediately takes a dislike to Lucette, while his uncle, John (William P. Carleton), is more than willing to give her a chance. Meanwhile, Robert's former sweetheart, Doris Charming (Betty Francisco), comes to Lucette's shop and buys a load of expensive outfits. When Doris charges them to Robert, Lucette realizes that her fiancé is not exactly a fine, upstanding young gentleman and she breaks off the engagement. John throws a dance and Lucette attends, but the festivities are interrupted by her alcoholic grandfather, Henri Trevel (Thomas Jefferson). Before Lucette takes her grandfather away, John proposes to her and she accepts.

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chorus-girl, grandfather, millionaire, nephew, seduction