Wednesday, July 13

Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member & children under 12)

Pert Kelly (Moore), a good girl with a wild reputation, meets Winthrop Peabody, Jr. That night they set a date for the next evening, but the next morning when Pert shows up for work, she discovers that Winthrop Peabody, Jr. is the personnel manager, son of Winthrop Peabody, Sr., who owns the store where Pert works. Pert is fired but Jr. is still smitten.

Junior invites her to a fancy party at his parents’ home. The father is displeased, but Junior informs him that he’s devised a test of her virtue. When he tries to push her past her personal limits, she protests, and in the process passes the test. They are married that night.

This comedy was long considered dead and gone, like so many late-era silent films released on the cusp of the talkie revolution. It was not until 2012 that Cineteca Italiana di Milano, which housed the print, returned it to the United States for restoration.

Running time: 84 minutes