We Moderns (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This comedy-drama was based on a play by Israel Zangwill and meant to cash in on the fame Colleen Moore earned from Flaming Youth. Once again she plays a lively flapper who insists on flouting convention -- at least until she learns her lesson. The exteriors were shot in London. Mary Sundale (Moore) rebels against the Victorian values of her staid parents (Claude Gillingwater and Clarissa Selwyn). Although she is drawn to nice civil engineer John Ashlar (Jack Mulhall), she prefers to live dangerously by becoming infatuated with Oscar Pleat (Carl Miller), a married author who believes he is God's gift to women. Mary's parents have the butler lock her in her room, but she escapes to go on a treasure hunt around London with her pals. The game takes her to Pleat's room, but Ashlar manages to find her. She then attends a jazz party being held on a zeppelin, but a plane collides with it, sending it hurtling to the ground in flames. Mary, of course, manages to survive this disaster, but it wakes her up and she decides to settle down with Ashlar.

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airplane, crash, dirigible