Masked Bride (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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In the 1920s, when a motion picture featured an Apache, it wasn't referring to Native Americans but to denizens of the Parisian Underworld. By the end of 1925, the Apache theme had been pretty much worn through, but the Parisian settings made a nice backdrop for Mae Murray, who was given the opportunity to show off her dancing skills (which were always far better than her acting talents). Police Prefect Le Cointe (Roy D'Arcy) and American millionaire Grove (Francis X. Bushman) visit a cabaret together. The star performers there are Gaby (Murray) and her partner, an Apache named Antoine (a young but nevertheless sinister-looking Basil Rathbone). Grover does not believe his friend's assertion that Gaby is a thief, and he goes so far as to become engaged to her. Le Cointe, of course, is correct, and Gaby and Antoine are planning to rob Grover blind. Gaby begins to have a change of heart, however, when she realizes how deeply Grover cares for her. Antoine is not so true, and he steals a string of pearls that Grover has given Gaby. Le Cointe captures him and Gaby confesses all. Grover readily forgives Gaby and she finds true happiness with him.



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