A Midnight Romance (1919)
Directed by Lois Weber
Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Marie (Anita Stewart), a young princess, finds herself shipwrecked and uses this as a way to escape her royal duties. She takes the guise of a hotel maid, where she meets up with Roger Sloan (Jack Holt), a rich guest. They fall in love, but the class differences keep them apart. That isn't the end of it, however -- they encounter each other again, after Marie has returned to being a princess. This time, Sloan is the one who can't marry into royalty. An impending revolution in Marie's country, however, promises that the couple will finally wind up together on the same socio-economic level. Notably, much of this film was shot at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles -- during the silent era it was very posh, and the hotel of choice amongst visiting film executives and stars.
ball [dance], employment, Germany, love, meeting, princess, resort, romance, seaside, torpedo