~Ella Cinders~
1926
~Colleen Moore & Lloyd Hughes~
~Cast~

Colleen Moore ...  Ella Cinders
Lloyd Hughes ...  Waite Lifter
Vera Lewis ...  Ma Cinders
Doris Baker ...  Lotta Pill
Emily Gerdes ...  Prissy Pill
Mike Donlin ...  Film Studio Gateman
Jed Prouty ...  Mayor
Jack Duffy ...  Fire Chief
Harry Allen ...  Photographer
Alfred E. Green ...  Director
D'Arcy Corrigan ...  Editor
E.H. Calvert ...  Studio Actor (uncredited)
Russell Hopton ...  Studio Actor (uncredited)
Harry Langdon ...  Harry Langdon (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ...  Indian (uncredited)
Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Written by:
Mervyn LeRoy   story & scenario
Frank Griffin   story & scenario
George Marion Jr. - titles

Based on the comic strip "Ella Cinders" by William Conselman and
Charles Plumb, owned and copyrighted by Metropolitan Newspaper
Services (1 Jun 1925--1961).
Ella (Colleen Moore), who slaves in the Cinders household to ensure the comfort of her stepsisters
Lotta (Doris Baker) and Prissy Pill (Emily Gerdes), has only one joy in life-the smile of Waite Lifter
(Lloyd Hughes), the local iceman. When a movie contest is announced, Ella has herself
photographed as an entry; she goes to the ball dressed in one of Lotta's gowns and her stepmother's
piano scarf as a drape but is dragged home by an indignant Ma Cinders (Vera Lewis). They are all
disgusted when Ella wins the contest and is sent to Hollywood. There she finds herself jobless, and
after a chase with a gateman, she gains entry to a studio and disrupts numerous productions.
Finally, caught in a fire scene and thinking it is real, Ella is awarded a contract for her splendid
acting. Waite, who has promised to marry Ella, leaves for Hollywood, claiming he is broke (he is
really wealthy), and is happily united with Ella in a desert town.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
~Plot Synopsis~
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: John McCormick Productions

Distribution Company: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Arthur Martinelli
Film Editing by: Robert Kern
Art Direction by: Edward Shulter
Presenter: John McCormick

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: June 6, 1926
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