Ritzy (1927)

Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Hoping to change the winsome "Cinderella" image of actress Betty Bronson, Ritzy. Despite her name, Ritzy Brown (Bronson) is merely a small-town gal, though she harbors Big-City aspirations. When British nobleman Harrington Smith (James Hall) pays a visit to the Brown household, Ritzy is immediately smitten, making no secret of her hope that Harrington will take her away from her provincial surroundings. Deciding that Ritzy is too sweet and innocent to be "exposed" to the evils of cosmopolitan life, Harrington plots to disillusion her by pitching woo at another woman. When this fails to dissuade the girl, Harrington arranges for a phony marriage between Ritzy and foppish aristocrat Algy (William Austin). Outraged when she discovers the truth, Ritzy sets about to be "ruined" by visiting the supposed den of iniquity of a Chinese merchant. But the Far East "villain" turns out to be a nice guy, and it is he who arranges a reconciliation between Ritzy and Harrington -- who by now has realized that he's truly in love with the heroine.



aristocracy, first-love, love, reconciliation, romance, virgin