The Charm School (1921)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The star power of Wallace Reid kept the silent farce Charm School afloat. Auto salesman Reid inherits a school for proper young ladies. Realizing that the students are withering on the vine thanks to the antiquated curriculum, Reid transforms the establishment into a charm school, complete with athletics and dancing lessons. It must needs be that Reid sneaks into the school in the dead of night and is forced to disguise himself as a girl to escape detection. The popular if not particularly innovative James Cruze directed Charm School, adapting the screenplay from a novel by Algonquin Round Table habituee Alice Duer Miller.



property, dance [art], fencing [sport], girl, girls'-school, heir, inheritance, institution, school, swimming, woman