Ladies of Leisure (1926)

Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This early Columbia production stars Elaine Hammerstein as the best friend of Gertrude Short, a predatory society girl who intends to trap wealthy T. Roy Barnes into marriage. Instead, Hammerstein and Barnes fall in love with each other. The nonplused Short persists in trying to force Barnes to the altar, even unto telling all her friends that she's already married to Barnes -- and showing up unannounced in his bedroom as proof. Already somewhat suicidal, Hammerstein resigns herself to losing her sweetheart, but in a last-minute reversal Barnes returns to her. The 1930 Frank Capra production Ladies of Leisure is not a remake, though the plotlines of the two films are somewhat similar.

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friendship, love, love-conquers-all, romance, socialite, suicide, sweetheart