The Million Dollar Dollies (1918)

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Although the dancing twins were primarily known for their stage careers, Yancsi Dolly and Roszika Dolly -- the Dolly sisters -- made a handful of films during the 1910s. Director Leonce Perret wrote this story -- a flimsy, nonsensical tale -- especially for the sisters. Jack Hobson (Bradley Barker) and Tom Hylan (Huntley Gordon) want to marry the Dollies, but they refuse until they have amassed as much money as their prospective bridegrooms. Marshall Phillip as a famous "alienist" -- a doctor specializing in judging one's mental competence -- has an assignment for the girls. A young rajah (Paul Doucet) shows no interest in his princess (Dolores Cassinelli), and he needs the Dollies to straighten the guy out. The twins agree to help for the million dollar fee they are offered, but along the way Yansci draws the unwanted attention of a maharajah (Ernest Maupain). The girls somehow manage to get a telephone message to their fiancés, who come to their rescue.