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  • Piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

Gloria Swanson in

3:30 ♪

Sunday, October 28

♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

(1926, Richard Rosson) Gloria Swanson as a peppy, rough-around-the-edges chorine whose upper-crust fiancé turns her over to his aunt for lessons in etiquette. Filmed at Paramount's East Coast Studio in Astoria, Queens (now the Kaufman Studio), with vintage NYC location footage. Rare 16mm print from the Rusty Casselton Collection, courtesy Dan Bursik.


“A light, bright comedy confection.”
– John Douglas Eames, The Paramount Story

“Richard Rosson [director of Fine Manners] turned out to be a delightful surprise. Since he had learned his directing from Allan [Dwan], he was a superb technician. . . In addition, he was a bright, creative person. If he wasn't Allan Dwan yet, he was on the way.”
– Gloria Swanson, Swanson on Swanson