Help Wanted Male (1920)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Even luminaries such as actress Blanche Sweet and director Henry King had off days and they must have been going through several when this trite picture was made. Telephone operator Leona Stafford (Sweet) inherits a thousand dollars. She blows half the money on clothes and uses the rest to check into a fancy summer hotel where she poses as a mysterious Russian widow. Her plan is to nab a rich husband, but she attracts a fortune hunter (Jay Belasco) instead. Eventually she gets rid of him and finds a good man (played by King himself), who turns out to have a real fortune. The film was based on a magazine story, "Leona Goes A-Hunting," by Edwina Levin.



America, bride, charm [personality], English [nationality], fortune [wealth], fortune-hunter, luxury, millionaire, motel, operator, rescue, Summer, telephone, vacation