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Marion Davies plays Prudence Cole, a young woman from a sheltered Quaker background who attempts to mix with society at a seaside country club. There, she is romanced by two suitors, the wealthy Henry Garrison (Hallam Cooley) and the Bohemian Cheyne Rovein (Forrest Stanley). The film's centerpiece is a pageant of tableaux vivants staged by Cheyne and starring his discovery, Prudence. The staging for this segment was done by the celebrated architect and set designer Joseph Urban, famous for his stage designs for the Ziegfeld Follies before becoming the go-to designer for Davies films with Cosmopolitan Pictures. A standout in Prudence's performance in the pageant is the "dancing doll" routine the former chorine Davies had made famous in the 1916 Ziegfeld Follies. DIR Robert G. Vignola; SCR Luther Reed, Sophie Kerr; PROD William Randolph Hearst. U.S., 1922, b&w, 112 min. NOT RATED
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