~Pretty Ladies~
~Costume worn by Joan Crawford in Pretty
Ladies, 1925. Costume is owned by film star
Debbie Reynolds and was on exhibit at The
Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, CA -
November 2011~
~Plot Synopsis~
Maggie Keenan, the star comedienne in the Follies, accidentally falls into the orchestra pit and breaks Al
Cassidy's drum. They fall in love, and Al writes a production number for her that makes him famous.
They are married and settle happily into domesticity: Al writes songs and Maggie bears children. Al is
called to Atlantic City to write a production number for Selma Larson, a beautiful star in the Follies, and
he succumbs to her charms. Maggie learns of Al's infidelity, but, when he returns home repentant, she
refuses to hear his contrite confession. They resume life together, and Al's indiscretion is never

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Monta Bell

Written by:
Joseph Farnham - titles
Alice D.G. Miller

Based on the short story "Pretty Ladies" by Adela Rogers St. Johns in
Cosmopolitan Magazine

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
Joan Crawford ...Bobby - a Showgirl (as Lucille Le Sueur)
Paul Ellis ...Warren Hadley
Roy D'Arcy ...Paul Thompson
Gwen Lee ...Fay
Dorothy Seastrom ...Diamond Tights
Lew Harvey ...Will Rogers
Chad Huber ...Frisco
Walter Shumway ...Mr. Gallagher
Dan Crimmins ...Mr. Shean
James Quinn ...Eddie Cantor (as Jimmie Quinn)
Myrna Loy ...Showgirl (uncredited)
Bodil Rosing ...Bit Part (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: Ira H. Morgan
Art Direction by: James Basevi & Cedric Gibbons
Set Decoration by:  
James Basevi - setting
Cedric Gibbons - setting
Assistant Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Wardrobe: Ethel P. Chaffin

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 74 Minutes
Released: September 6, 1925