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|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Produced by||First National Pictures|
Richard A. Rowland
|Written by||Wallace Irwin (short story)|
Carey Wilson (scenario)
Michael Arlen (scenario)
Ben Hecht (scenario)
Robert E. Hopkins (intertitles)
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
|7 reels; 6,333 feet|
American Beauty is a lost 1927 American silent film romantic drama produced and distributed by First National Pictures. This film was directed by Richard Wallace and starred Billie Dove. It is based on a short story American Beauty by Wallace Irwin. Walter McGrail and Margaret Livingston are also in the cast.
Billy Dove stars as the title character, Millicent Howard, whose appearance and persona bring her a life of luxury. A millionaire named Claverhouse asks her to marry, but she values love more than wealth, and she sacrifices everything for another man, who is less wealthy, Jerry Booth. A number of scenes require Millicent to disrobe except for her underthings. The actress, Billy Dove, is known for her love affair with Howard Hughes.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: American Beauty
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- American Beauty at silentera.com
- American Beauty on Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: First National Pictures 1927 Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
- American Beauty at AllMovie
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