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|Directed by||Monta Bell|
|Written by||Alice D.G. Miller (Writer)
Joseph Farnham (Titles)
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Release date(s)||September 6, 1925|
|Running time||74 min|
Pretty Ladies is a 1925 American silent comedy-drama film starring ZaSu Pitts and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is a fictional recreation of the famed Ziegfeld Follies. Directed by Monta Bell, the film was written by Alice D.G. Miller and featured intertitles written by Joseph Farnham.
Maggie (ZaSu Pitts) is a Broadway dancing comedienne whose husband leaves her for one of the show's beauties, and who longs for the life of other chorus girls but eventually finds love by being herself.
Pretty Ladies marked the first credited appearance of "Lucille Le Sueur", soon to be known as Joan Crawford. According to Lawrence J. Quirk, author of The Films of Joan Crawford, this film was the only time Crawford was credited by her real name. (Crawford is also billed as LeSueur in an "MGM Studio Tour" promotional film from 1925 which is shown on Turner Classic Movies.)
It was also the film debut of Myrna Loy (then still performing under her real last name Williams), who signed a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers the following year (1926) and then finally signed with MGM and became a star in 1934 with the release of The Thin Man.
- Zasu Pitts - Maggie Keenan
- Tom Moore - Al Cassidy
- Ann Pennington - Herself
- Lilyan Tashman - Selma Larson
- Bernard Randall - Aaron Savage
- Helena D'Algy - Adrienne
- Conrad Nagel - Maggie's Dream Lover
- Norma Shearer - Frances White
- George K. Arthur - Roger Van Horn
- Lucille LeSueur (Joan Crawford) - Bobby - a Showgirl
- Myrna Williams (Myrna Loy) - Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
- Dorothy Seastrom - Diamond Tights
- Gwen Lee - Fay
This movie originally had color sequences by Technicolor. However, no prints of this movie with the color sequences are known to exist currently.
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