Belle of Broadway, The (1926/Sony)
Madame Adele (Edith Yorke, City Girl) was once considered the toast of the Paris theatre, until her jealous husband accused her of cheating, left her and took away her baby — a loss that she’s never gotten over. Now an older woman, Adele struggles to find work, but when an ingénue, Marie Duval (Betty Compson, The Docks of New York), enters her life, Adele has the idea to make Marie the new Madame Adele and have her appear in Paris in her most famous play, Du Barry. Marie becomes a sensation, but problems arise when Adele’s old suitors — and a young man with a connection to Adele’s past — start wooing Marie. This charming 1926 silent film has been restored from an original tinted print, and is available for the first time on DVD with an original score composed by Christopher Caliendo. Newly remastered.
Price: 17.49

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