Masked Dancer (1924)

Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

This drama would have fared better as light comedy. Betty Powell (Helene Chadwick) senses that she and her husband, Robert (Leslie Austin), are growing apart. She decides to add some spice to her life by becoming a masked dancer at the Cafe Loyal. Soon the anonymous dancer is surrounded by scores of adoring men -- one of them her husband. Another of Betty's suitors, Prince Madhe Azhar (Lowell Sherman) put his palace at her disposal, and she invites Robert to spend the night with her. In the morning she asks him to run away with her, but he can't bear to leave his wife. Only then does she remove her mask. When she threatens divorce because he took up with another woman, he reasons that he must have been attracted to the dancer because he subconsciously knew she was really his wife. Betty doesn't buy this either, but the couple is brought back together when the jealous and angry Azhar threatens to kill Robert. Betty calls on Fred Sinclair (Joseph King), who helps them out of the jam and the couple escapes.