Betty in Search of a Thrill (1915)

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aka Madcap Betty When convent-bred Betty (Elsie Janis), comes to New York to visit her uncle (Herbert Standing), all signs of sophisticated city living are hidden so she won't be shocked. But Betty is looking for excitement, and even being engaged to Jim Denning (Owen Moore), one of the town's most eligible bachelors, isn't good enough for her. So she runs away and goes to work at a department store. The floorwalker makes a pass at her, so she auditions for a position as a chorus girl but the stage manager comes on to her and she leaves. Next she is fired from a cabaret because she doesn't want to sit on a drunk's lap. Disgusted by all of this, Betty dresses as a boy but gets into even more trouble -- she is accused of murder, fleeced at a gambling table and pursued by police. To her relief she wakes up and finds it has all been a dream. She tracks Jim down and offers to marry him right away. This was stage star Elsie Janis's second feature and, for what it's worth, she also wrote the story.