A Perfect Lady


1918

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 8, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play A Perfect Lady by Channing Pollock, Rennold Wolf (New York, 28 Oct 1914).

Synopsis

Dancer Lucille Le Jambon (whose real name is Lucy Higgins) loses her job when the morals committee of Sycamore, Kansas, headed by the self-righteous Deacon John Griswold, forces the Merry Models Burlesque show to close. Having grown fond of Sycamore, Lucy opens a combined ice cream parlor and dance hall, where she teaches the young people all the latest dances. Rev. David Grayling becomes acquainted with Lucy and discovers that she dances in order to pay for her sister Claire's education. Bewitched by Lucy's charms and convinced that her character is sound, the minister falls in love with her. Deacon Griswold, however, intensifies his morality campaign, threatening to run Lucy out of town immediately following his business trip to Chicago. When Lucy learns that Griswold is visiting a fellow chorus girl there, she has him filmed with the dancer in his lap and later shows the film to the entire population of Sycamore. As Griswold sneaks out the door, the minister announces that Lucy has agreed to be his wife.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 8, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play A Perfect Lady by Channing Pollock, Rennold Wolf (New York, 28 Oct 1914).

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Notes

Some of the scenes were filmed at the historic Daly's Theatre in New York. The film was copyrighted at six reels.