The Slim Princess (1915)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - May 29, 1915 (USA)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An outright farce produced in Chicago by the Essanay company, this film was set in the country of Morovenia, where fat women were considered beautiful. Poor Princess Kalora (Ruth Stonehouse), unfashionably slender, cannot find herself a husband despite efforts to appear fatter by stuffing pillows down her dress. Kalora's father, Count Malagaski (Harry Dunkinson), ships her off to an American fat farm, where the thin princess falls in love with American businessman Alexander Pike (Francis X. Bushman). The Count forbids his daughter to marry a commoner, so the American is presented at the Morovenian court as "the Grand Exalted Ruler of the Fraternal Order, a Knight Templar and King of the Hoo Hoos." The Morvenian ruler accepts the disguise and the two lovers marry.

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aristocracy, con/scam, princess, American [nationality], love, millionaire, romance, marriage

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High Budget, High Historical Importance