Rich But Honest (1927)

Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This flimsy but entertaining comedy-drama was based on a story by Arthur Somers Roche. It's a typical yarn of the era, about two girls who are first seen working behind the counter at a department store but who manage to become chorus girls with the help of Diamond Jim (J. Farrell MacDonald). Maybelle (Marjorie Beebe) plays for comedy and winds up being a hit, but the pretty, blonde Flo (Nancy Nash) has a tougher time. She is forced to play Lady Godiva and Bob, her steady beau (Clifford Holland), decides that this must mean she's "fast." He makes Flo a sleazy proposition, and it leads to their breakup. Waiting in the wings, however, is the "rich but honest" Dick (Charles Morton), a wealthy idler who is the backer of the show. He proves his faith in Flo by presenting her with a marriage license, and the two of them wind up happily together.