Ella Cinders

Ella Cinders

Director: Alfred E. Green Cast: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis

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Overview

Silent film star Colleen Moore and Charlie Plumb's comic strip character Ella Cinders had two basic things in common: their dutch-bob haircuts and their winsome, wide-eyed charm. As played by Ms. Moore, Ella is a moviestruck small-town girl who wins a talent contest purportedly sponsored by a film studio. First prize is a trip to Hollywood and a screen test, but when Ella arrives in Tinseltown, she discovers that the contest was a fraud. Momentarily disheartened, Ella vows to get into pictures by any means possible. Finally wangling a screen test, Ella convinces producers that she is a great dramatic actress by reacting in terror to a fire that has accidentally broken out on the set. She realizes her dream of becoming a star--at least until her hometown boyfriend Lloyd Hughes offers a "lifetime contract" of his own. A thoroughly delightful minor effort, Ella Cinders displays Colleen Moore at her peak, notably in one sequence in which she imitates her contemporary Lillian Gish; there's even time left over for a brief cameo from comedy great Harry Langdon.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2018
UPC: 0660845445130
Original Release: 1926
Source: Grapevine Video
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 61,483

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colleen Moore Ella Cinders
Lloyd Hughes Waite Lifter
Vera Lewis "Mu" Cinders
Doria Baker Lotta Pill
Emily Gerdes Prissy Pill
Mike Donlin Studio Gateman
Jed Prouty The Mayor
Jack Duffy The Fire Chief
Harry Allen The Photographer
D'Arcy Corrigan The Editor
E.H. Calvert Bit
Alfred E. Green The Director
Russell Hopton Bit
Chief Yowlachie Bit

Technical Credits
Alfred E. Green Director
Frank Griffin Screenwriter
Robert J. Kern Editor
Mervyn LeRoy Screenwriter
Arthur Martineli Cinematographer
John McCormick Producer
E.J. Shulter Art Director,Production Designer

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