starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel
October 1927

A delightful and refreshing change from the hackneyed form of entertainment which makes us grateful to Marion Davies that again she has the vision and courage to depart from the beaten track of formula-made pictures.

The screen adaptation followed Sir James Barrie's whimsical stage play with fidelity and the plight of the town belle, who falls into old maidish ways, as well as her solution of her love problem, should be a lesson to many a girl of today.

Flappers were flappers in the good old days and, although they toted no gin, they could still show a bit of ankle with killing effect.

Even then they knew how to put on their flapper uniform and get their man, like the Northwest Mounted.

Conrad Nagel, as the young Britisher who kissed and then ran off to the war, shares the honors with his charming star.

And Helen Jerome Eddy, that fine young actress, makes good again.

If you have any of the real flower of romance in your hearts and would appreciate a change from the stereotyped brand of pictures we are getting all too much of these days, take the whole family along to live for a few hours in the moonlight.

And all you girls who are worrying about being old maids at thirty, take a lesson fro Phoebe of "Quality Street'" and go and do likewise.\

starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel
February 1928

It really isn't anyone's fault that "Quality Street" is only very, very mild entertainment. it isn't acted as well as it might have been, but the direction and the settings are unusually fine. And we doubt if anyone else could have made the story of the genteel ladies of Quality Street come to really charmed life on the screen. Everyone knows about Barrie - we need not use the time-honored adjectives. But he is hard to capture on the screen. This story, in case you don't know it, is about a girl whose beau goes off to the war and comes back to find her an old maid.

Marion Davies is persistently quaint, with costumes, curls and a hop, skip and a jump. But she seems constantly in danger of breaking out into some good old 1928 brand of fun. Conrad Nagel is better, but the real performance is given by Helen Jerome Eddy as Phoebe's sister.

For more information, see "Quality Street" as our "Feature of the Month"

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