The Ballet Girl (1916)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Actress Alice Brady was the star player at the World Film Studios, which was as much due to her versatility as to the fact that her father William Brady ran the studio. In Ballet Girl, she plays a carnival performer who aspires to better things in life. Her big break in the ballet world finally arrives, but it's at the expense of her romance with Robert Frazer. Brady rises to fame as prima ballerina "La Syrena," and it isn't until the very last scene that we know the outcome of her "career vs. love" dilemma. Ballet Girl was based on Compton MacKenzie's novel Carnival; its director was George Irving, later a busy movie character actor of the 1930s.

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