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Sinners in Silk

Sinners in Silk(1924)

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"This is a contribution to the new school of film play, a picturization of the activities of 'The New Generation' whose hymn is jazz, whose slogan is speed. This feature throws into relief the things for which our flappers and lounge lizards are criticized, even indulging in a discussion of 'free love.'" ( Motion Picture News, 30 Aug 1924, p1173.) Aging roué Arthur Merrill meets flapper Penelope Stevens on an ocean liner and decides to undergo rejuvenation surgery so that he may enjoy life again. Transformed, he attends a wild jazz party given by Penelope and persuades her to visit his apartment, but he finds that she is a "good girl" and only flirting. After he gives Penelope a scare and a lecture, her old beau, Brock Farley, enters with a letter to Arthur that reveals Brock to be his son. Arthur gladly steps aside, renounces his wild living, and returns to a simple life.