Bag and Baggage (1924)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This low-budget Finis Fox drama marked the film debut of Gloria Grey. Grey is Hope Anthony, the motherless daughter of an old music professor (Paul Weigel). When she manages to scrape together 50 dollars, Hope heads for the big city, in search of adventure and Hal Tracy (John Roche), a handsome and wealthy young man she has met. Extravagantly, Hope takes the bridal suite at a posh hotel, but then she discovers that it costs more money than she brought with her. She sneaks out, leaving what money she has, and returns home. But there is a jewel robbery at the hotel, and Hope becomes a suspect. The hotel detective (Harry Dunkinson) makes sure that Hope is tracked down and put behind bars. Hope is forced to turn to her spoiled, wealthy cousin, Lola Cooper (Carmelita Geraghty), for help before the real culprit turns up and confesses. Both Geraghty and Grey (who starred in Girl of the Limberlost that same year) became WAMPAS baby stars in 1924. The honor didn't do either of them much good, and their acting careers were something less than stellar.

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accusation, bachelor, city-life, criminal, daughter, detective, disillusionment, false-accusation, ideals, love, police, robbery, romance, teacher