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CARDBOARD LOVER, THE (1928)

Silent with live musical accompaniment by Ben Model; intro by film historians Lara Gabrielle Fowler and Steve Massa

American autograph hound Sally Baxter's (Marion Davies) attempts to get the signature of French tennis champ Andre Briault (Nils Asther) at a Monte Carlo hotel-casino end up getting her into big trouble at the baccarat table. Saddled with an enormous debt, a solution is found: Sally will help Andre get back at his two-timing ex-fiancée Simone (Jetta Goudal) by posing as his new girlfriend and prevent him from any backsliding in his feelings for his ex. Comedic hilarity ensues in this proto-screwball comedy, with Davies working her repertoire of disguises, impressions and physical comedy in high style. DIR Robert Z. Leonard; SCR F. Hugh Herbert, Carey Wilson, from the play "Dans sa candeur naïve" by Jacques Deval; PROD Marion Davies, William Randolph Hearst, Harry Rapf. U.S., 1928, b&w, 66 min. NOT RATED
Ultra-rare 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress.

No AFI Member passes accepted.

66 Minutes
Romantic comedy

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