An Affair of the Follies (1927)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This routine drama was spiced up by a good cast and solid directing. A clerk (Lloyd Hughes) loses his job, so his wife, Tamara (Billie Dove), goes back to work as a Follies girl. This causes a rift between the couple and they separate. The clerk goes out to dinner with a friend, an inventor (Arthur Hoyt) who has been trying unsuccessfully to see a certain millionaire (Lewis Stone) to get financial backing. Little do they know, the millionaire is dining at the next table, and is infatuated with Tamara. The three men strike up a casual conversation, and when the clerk relates the tale of his separation, the millionaire insists that he should make his wife come back. He also has some advice for the inventor: he should force the man he seeks to listen to him. That night, Tamara goes to meet the millionaire and confesses she is already married. The clerk shows up and the millionaire reunites them. Meanwhile, the inventor, who can't get in to see the millionaire, comes in through a window and the millionaire is forced to listen to his pitch.



alcoholism, banishment, betrayal, death, diner, finances, forbidden-love, husband, inventor, love, meeting, millionaire, on-the-prowl, outcast, perspectives, restaurant, throne, waiter, wife