Friday, March 23, 2012

Ella Cinders - 1926

Country: United States
Director: Alfred E. Green
Writers: Mervyn Leroy (story) and Frank Griffin (story); Mervyn Leroy (scenario) and Frank Griffin (scenario); George Marion Jr. (titles); William M. Conselman (comic strip) and Charles Plumb (comic strip)
Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes and Vera Lewis
Release Date: 6 June 1926 (USA)
Production Co: John McCormick Productions
Runtime: USA: 75 min  | USA: 60 min (edited version)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Winner | Beauty Contest | Desert | Judge | Iceman  |  Stepsister | Indian | Movie Location | 1920s | Movie Director | Based On Comic Strip | Cinderella | Fire | Wealthy | Silent Film Star | Movie Studio | California | Based On Comic | Cigarette Smoking | Contestant | Photograph | Football Player | Father Son Relationship | Jazz Age |
Arizona | Hollywood Agent | Actress | Wicked Stepmother | Character Name In Title
Genres: Comedy | Romance
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, where she is promised a job in the movies. When she arrives in Hollywood, she discoves that the contest was a scam and the job non-existant. But through pluck, luck, and talent, she makes it in the movies anyway, and finds true love. 
Featured in Hollywood: Single Beds and Double Standards Clip with Moore as aspiring actress; Hollywood; Hollywood: Trick of the Light clip shown; Special Effects: Anything Can Happen; Lost Forever Clips from this film are shown in Lost Forever. 

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