Such a Little Queen (1921)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One has to question the wisdom of remaking a comedy that starred Mary Pickford, even if it was made back in the early days of her stardom. Admittedly, this story did have a life before Pickford -- it was originally a 1909 stage play by Channing Pollock. But by mid-1921, the tale had been told so many times under so many different guises that there was nothing new or fresh about it anymore. Anne Victoria of Gzbfernigambia (Constance Binney) is engaged to marry Stephen of Hetland (Vincent Coleman), thus bringing their two countries together. A revolution in Gzbfernigambia forces Anne to flee to America with only her royal robe, her crown, and her scepter. Accompanying her is the kindly Baron Cosaco (J.H. Gilmore). Bob Trainor (Roy Fernandez), office manager for meat packer Adolph Lawton (Frank Losee), helps them find a home. Lawton wants his daughter Elizabeth (Betty Carpenter) to marry a title, but Elizabeth loves Trainor and is jealous of the attention he is paying to Anne. Stephen shows up and begins helping Anne with all the mundane chores she now has to perform, winning her heart all over again. Although Lawton wants Stephen to marry Elizabeth, he winds up helping the royal couple by loaning them enough money to pay off the national debt of both their countries. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Bob unite.

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apartment, aristocracy, daughter, king, love, marriage, office-worker, proposal [romantic], queen [royalty], romance