The Gold Diggers (1923)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This clever comedy-drama was based on the famed stage play by Avery Hopwood. All the actors gave enjoyable performances, even the star Hope Hampton, who was never known for her histrionic talents. Wally Saunders (Johnny Harron -- brother of Robert Harron) wants to marry chorus girl Violet Dayne (Ann Cornwall). But Wally's wealthy uncle, Stephen Lee (Wyndham Standing), refuses to give the couple his approval since he's convinced that all chorus girls are gold diggers. So Violet enlists the help of fellow chorus girl Jerry La Mar (Hampton). Jerry's no gold digger, but she agrees to vamp Lee until Violet looks like an angel by comparison. But instead of being disgusted by Jerry, Lee falls madly in love with her. When he discovers he has been tricked, he's annoyed, but he finally gives Wally and Violet his blessings. And he heads for the altar himself -- with Jerry. Comedian Louise Fadenza provides comic relief as one of the other chorus girls.

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chorus-girl, con/scam, friendship, golddigger, love, marriage, nephew, romance, seduction, show, vamp