Land of Hope (1921)

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Marya Nisko (Alice Brady) and Sascha Rabinoff (Jason Robards Sr.) meet and fall in love on a ship bound for America. Marya is detained at Ellis Island and to while away the time, she dances. Serge Kosmanski, a Russian dancer (Schuyler Ladd), sees her and gives her his card. When Marya finally reaches her sister and her sister's husband, she sees that they are poor, and he is a brute. She tries to go to work as a ladies' maid, but does not have much success. Sascha, meanwhile, is not having any better luck at obtaining an education. Finally, in spite of Sascha's protests, Marya decides to become a dancer. Stephen Ross, an associate of Komanski's (Larry Wheat), arranges for her training. Sascha is forced to hit the bread lines, but he meets up with a philanthropist, Josef Marinoff (Fuller Mellish), who listens to his idea for an immigrant home. Marinoff is responsible for bringing Sascha and Marya back together.