Trouping with Ellen (1924)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Helene Chadwick, Gaston Glass, and a relative newcomer to the screen named Basil Rathbone were the stars of this comedy-drama, which was based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Earl Derr Biggers. Chadwick is Ellen Llewellyn, a chorus girl who is loved by orchestra leader Andy Owens (Glass), a genuinely nice guy. When Ellen meets the aristocratic Tony Winterslip (Rathbone), she's impressed by his family tree and vast wealth. When Winterslip's car breaks down during a rainstorm, Ellen gets drenched and contracts pneumonia. It takes much persuasion, but finally Ellen agrees to recuperate at the Winterslip country home. There she gets to spend a lot of time with Winterslip, his mother (Jane Jennings), and his grandmother (Esther Banks) -- too much, in fact. Esther comes to realize that money and a family tree aren't everything, and she's more than happy to return to Andy.

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aristocracy, chorus-girl, grandmother, love, love-triangle, rival