Movie Night: The Girl In The Show









A traveling Tom show is stranded in Kansas when their manager steals what meager funds they have.

Hattie Hartley (Bessie Love), who plays Eva in the production, decides to marry the local undertaker, so that he will fund the troupe and pay for her younger sister’s schooling.

On the day of the wedding, the troupe is booked for a performance at the last minute.

Hattie refuses to get married so that she can play the role of Eva, an act which reunites her with her true love, a member of their troupe








The Girl In The Show was an okay film considering it was one of the company’s first talkies. Granted, it felt more small scale highschool play kind of feel to it but you can’t expect a whole lot out of these early projects so I didn’t judge it too harshly.

I liked the cast and it was enjoyable just on those merits alone. The lighting and sound as well as the script were poor, the acting was poor but to be honest I kind of liked the pure raw feel of it all.







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