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American Beauty (1927 film)

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American Beauty
Film poster
Directed byRichard Wallace
Produced byFirst National Pictures
Carey Wilson
Richard A. Rowland
Written byWallace Irwin (short story)
Carey Wilson (scenario)
Michael Arlen (scenario)
Ben Hecht (scenario)
Robert E. Hopkins (intertitles)
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • October 9, 1927 (1927-10-09)
Running time
7 reels; 6,333 feet
CountryUnited States

American Beauty is a lost[1] 1927 American silent film romantic drama produced and distributed by First National Pictures. This film was directed by Richard Wallace and starred Billie Dove. It is based on a short story American Beauty by Wallace Irwin. Walter McGrail and Margaret Livingston are also in the cast.[2][3][4]

The story

Billy Dove stars as the title character, Millicent Howard, whose appearance and persona bring her a life of luxury. A millionaire named Claverhouse asks her to marry, but she values love more than wealth, and she sacrifices everything for another man, who is less wealthy, Jerry Booth. A number of scenes require Millicent to disrobe except for her underthings. The actress, Billy Dove, is known for her love affair with Howard Hughes.[5]



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