The Cabaret Girl (1919)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ann Reid (Ruth Clifford) is your average, everyday small town girl who comes to the city to make it. Egged on by her enthusiastic friends and family, she tries to become an opera singer in New York, but the auditions bring her no luck and it's not long before her money has run out. Dolly (Carmen Phillips), a cigarette girl who lives in the room next to Ann, overhears her sobs and offers to help her out. She gets Ann a job at Balvini's Cabaret, where she works. There, she meets Ted Vane (Ashton Dearholt), a young man with an aristocratic background. He falls hard for Ann, much to the horror of his mother. Ted's father is a little more reasonable and he suggests that his son bring Ann to a weekend party they are having in their country home. Ann, not wanting to be the cause of all this family discord, scandalizes everyone at the party with her worldly behavior, thus breaking up her romance. But Ted finds out that Ann's act was just that -- an act, and he goes searching for her. He walks in just as Ann is fighting off the advances of her boss Balvini (Harry V. Meter). He asks Ann to come marry him, and she, knowing that he truly loves her, accepts. The Cabaret Girl was standard, mediocre program fare for its day.

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ambition, big-city, city, couple, damsel-in-distress, extramarital-affair, family-disapproval, forbidden-love, love, mother, nightclub, opera, songwriter, theory