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Beauty's Worth (1922)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 14 May 1922 (USA)
Prudence Cole is an unsophisticated Quaker girl being raised by her two aunts. Prudence is flirted with by snobbish Henry Garrison, who actually disdains the girl for her lack of ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert G. Vignola

Writers:

Sophie Kerr (story), Luther Reed (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marion Davies ... Prudence Cole
Forrest Stanley ... Cheyne Rovein
June Elvidge ... Amy Tillson
Truly Shattuck ... Mrs. Garrison
Lydia Yeamans Titus Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Jane
Hallam Cooley ... Henry Garrison
Antrim Short Antrim Short ... Tommy
Thomas Jefferson ... Peter
Martha Mattox ... Aunt Elizabeth Whitney
Aileen Manning Aileen Manning ... Aunt Cynthia Whitney
Gordon Dooley Gordon Dooley ... Doll (in charade scene)
Johnny Dooley Johnny Dooley ... Soldier (in charade scene)
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Prudence Cole is an unsophisticated Quaker girl being raised by her two aunts. Prudence is flirted with by snobbish Henry Garrison, who actually disdains the girl for her lack of worldliness and savoir faire. When Henry and his friends try to embarrass her at a posh resort, Prudence turns the tables on them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Created by Cosmopolitan Productions (original one-sheet poster)

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Régina See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of four films Marion Davies starred in with Forrest Stanley in 1921 and 1922. See more »

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Featured in Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001) See more »

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The Not-So-Smart Set
11 March 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Marion Davies is a contemporary Quaker girl raised by dour aunts in an unworldly fashion. She wants to be wed to Hallam Cooley, whom she has loved since they were children together When Cooley's mother invites her to stay with them at the posh resort of Haven, she goes, dressed like a Dutch doll. Everyone thinks she is a plain, stupid thing, except for perceptive artist Forrest Stanley -- and the movie's audience, of course. She is called upon by the snobby clothes horses at the resort to persuade Stanley to design an elaborate game of Charades for them. He agrees on condition she appear in the Charades in costumes he designs; he will also design an ensemble for her, and guarantees Cooley will propose. When Cooley does....

The modern movie-goer will recognize this sort of movie from examples like THE PRINCESS DIARIES, in which already-gorgeous Ann Hathaway is made to look like all the other well-groomed rich people, and suddenly she is beautiful. Sandra Bullock has also appeared in a number of these, like TWO WEEKS NOTICE and MISS CONGENIALITY. This is a well-produced example of the genre. The highlights are the scene of the Charades, with Miss Davies appearing in exotic costumes on a lavish set designed by Joseph Urban; and the scene in which Lydia Yeamans Titus, playing Miss Davies' Quaker servant, gets drunk.

I had the pleasure of seeing this movie on a DVD produced by Ed Lorusso with a fine organ score by Ben Model. Ed's earlier DVD productions of silent movies have been very successful and have shown up on Turner Classic Movies' Silent Sundays slot. Let us hope they have the sense to do the same for this one.


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