Stardust (1921)

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Hope Hampton was not a great actress. The main reason she was a star was because of the help of her mentor, producer, and fiancé, Jules Brulatour. Brulatour gave her every advantage in this drama, including James Rennie as her co-star, and she turns in an adequate performance. Lily Becker (Hampton) has a real talent for music, but her mother (Mary Foy) refuses to let her express it. Instead, Lily is forced into a loveless marriage with a man who also refuses to let her pursue music. Unable to bear her husband's cruelty, Lily runs away to New York. Antonio Marvelli, a famed director (George Humbert), hears her perform, but she can't pay for his expensive lessons. In addition, she is pregnant, but when she has the child, she can't afford proper care for it and it dies. Lily is about to commit suicide when she meets Tom Clemons (Rennie), a struggling composer. They offer each other moral support. Meanwhile, Lily's henpecked father (Thomas Maguire) finds out that is daughter is practically starving in New York. He asserts himself over his wife and sends her money. Marvelli runs into Lily once again and offers to teach her for free. She makes a successful debut, and when her husband dies, she is able to unite with Clemons.



accident, composer, love, marriage, opera, second-chance, stars [celebrities], train [locomotive], train-disaster, widow/widower