Beauty Prize (1924)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

There wasn't much story to this lightweight romance starring Viola Dana. Dana plays Connie DuBois, a manicurist who leaves behind her country home and sweetheart, George Brady (Pat O'Malley), to go to the big city. There she meets up with scheming salesman Eddie Schwartz (Eddie Phillips). When one of Connie's wealthy society clients asks her to house-sit at her Fifth Avenue apartment, Schwartz comes up with a plan. He convinces Connie to enter a beauty contest in Atlantic City, and gives everyone the impression that she is related to the woman whose home she is watching. Connie never corrects this and she wins the contest. She is guilt-ridden, however, and reveals her true identity to the judges. One of them asks her to broadcast her experience, and while she is doing so, she mentions the name of her sweetheart back home. Brady, a radio installer, hears her, and he tracks her down. Connie is allowed to keep her prize money and her title, and she is reunited with Brady.



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