Ella Cinders (1926): Comedy Starring Colleen Moore

National Film Archive 2013: “Ella Cinders” (1926)

This film is an archetype of a 1920s comedy, featuring a star, Colleen Moore whose air of emancipation inspired a whole generation.
Ella (Colleen Moore) wins a beauty contest sponsored by a movie magazine and is awarded a studio contract.
The New York Times reviewer Mordaunt Hall observed that the film was “filled with those wild incidents which are seldom heard of in ordinary society,” and noted “Miss Moore is energetic and vivacious.”