The Price of Pleasure (1925)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

This ordinary romantic programmer starred Universal regulars Norman Kerry and Virginia Valli. Linnie Randall, a shopgirl (Valli), is bored with her humdrum life. Her complaints are overheard by the wealthy Garry Schuyler (Kerry), who is disguised as a mechanic. He asks her out to dinner and, to her delight, he calls in a limousine. The two of them wind up spending a whirlwind week together and marry at the end of it. Their happiness is ruined, however, when Schuyler's aristocratic mother (Kate Lester, who died before the film's release) returns from Florida and loudly voices her disapproval of her new daughter-in-law. She makes life so miserable for Linnie that she runs away. She is accidentally hit by Garry's car and taken to the hospital. He believes she is dead, and comes down with "brain fever." His mother takes him to Europe, while Linnie recovers and gives birth to his son. Linnie becomes a famous dancer, and when Garry returns and finds her still alive, they are reunited.



accident, amnesia, working-class