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A Poor Girl's Romance
Director: F. Harmon Weight (Dir)
Release Date:   23 May 1926
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Cast: Creighton Hale  (Wellington Kingston)
  Gertrude Short  (Anne Beaudeau)
  Rosa Rudami  (Madeline Sheivers)

Summary: Anne, a boardinghouse worker in New York's tenement district and an inveterate daydreamer, is rescued from the abuse of neighborhood hoodlums by Wellington Kingston, a society man who returns her to Mrs. Finney's boardinghouse in his Rolls-Royce. When she is goaded by a drunken guest into attending a society ball, Kingston relieves her embarrassment by introducing her as Princess Anne, visiting incognita; but Madeline Sheivers, angling for Kingston, maliciously exposes Anne. Mrs. Finney, enraged by her associating with the rich, turns her out; she accepts a cafe job, leaves it when a customer makes unwelcome advances, and becomes a model at the Fifth Avenue establishment of Theodore Chappell, who is tiring of the attentions of Madeline. Anne stays over at Rebecca Morgan's apartment and invites Kingston to dinner; making his departure, he sees Madeline shoot Chappell. Anne tries to assume the guilt, but Johnny, a cabdriver friend, convinces the police of Madeline's guilt. Kingston and Anne are happily united. 

Distribution Company: Film Booking Offices of America
Production Company: R-C Pictures Corp.
Director: F. Harmon Weight (Dir)
  John Kerr (Asst dir)
Writer: Enid Hibbard (Scr)
  Betty Roberts (Scr)

Subject Major: Boardinghouses
  New York City
  Rolls-Royce automobiles
  Class distinction

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