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Cheap Kisses
Director: John Ince (Dir)
Release Date:   21 Dec 1924
Duration (in feet):   6,538
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Lillian Rich (Ardell Kendall)  
    Cullen Landis (Donald Dillingham)  
    Vera Reynolds (Kitty Dillingham)  
    Phillips Smalley (George Wescott)  
    Louise Dresser (Jane Dillingham)  
    Jean Hersholt (Gustaf Borgstrom)  
    Bessie Eyton (Maybelle Wescott)  
    Lincoln Stedman (Bill Kendall)  
    Kathleen Myers (Mignon De Lisle)  
    Sidney De Grey (Henry Dillingham)  
    Michael Dark (Butterworth Little)  
    Tom Ricketts (The Old Man)  

Summary: Donald Dillingham refuses to join his family in their new social life when Henry Dillingham suddenly becomes wealthy, and he incurs their even greater disapproval for marrying chorus girl Ardell Kendall. Learning that famous sculptor Gustaf Borgstrom wishes to use Ardell as model, the Dillinghams suddenly welcome Donald and Ardell to their estate. Donald succumbs to both the jazzy pleasures and the attentions of Maybelle Wescott, but Ardell remains aloof and in order to pay off Maybelle threatens Mr. Dillingham with exposure of his infatuation with a chorus girl. The adventuress breaks her agreement to leave Donald alone, and Ardell reveals the bargain to Donald, who angrily leaves. Ardell sadly returns to the Dillinghams' honeymoon cottage and finds a repentant Donald awaiting her. 

Production Company: C. Gardner Sullivan Productions  
Distribution Company: Film Booking Offices of America  
Director: John Ince (Dir)
  Cullen Tate (Dir)
Producer: C. Gardner Sullivan (Pres)
Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan (Scen)
  C. Gardner Sullivan (Story)
Photography: Jules Cronjager (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Barbara Hunter (Film ed)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
C. Gardner Sullivan Productions 8/11/1924 dd/mm/yyyy LP20743

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Genre: Comedy-drama
Sub-Genre: Society
Subjects (Major): Adventuresses
  Chorus girls
  United States--History--Social life and customs, 1921-1929
  Nouveaux riches

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