Quality Street (1927)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

A bit more sedate and reserved than the usual Marion Davies vehicle, this 1927 adaptation of James M. Barrie's Quality Street turned out to be one of the star's best and most likeable films. Davies is cast as Phoebe, a pretty young thing who agrees to be faithful to her sweetheart Dr. Valentine Brown (Conrad Nagel) when he marches off to war. He returns several years later to discover that Phoebe has transformed into a prudish "old maid" (after all, she is nearly thirty!) To win back Dr. Brown's love, Phoebe pretends to be her own teenaged niece, with mirthsome results. Quality Street was attractively remade with Katharine Hepburn in 1936.



love, military, niece, officer, return, spinster