The Paramount backstage drama Spotlight was based on Footlights, a novel by Rita Weiman. Hoping to become a star, Lizzie Stokes (Esther Ralston) haunts the offices of wheeler-dealer theatrical manager Daniel Hoffman (Nicholas Soussanin). Though he's not interested in Lizzie per se, Hoffman manages to bestow celebrity on the girl by "transforming" her into exotic Russian actress Olga Rotosky. This requires the heroine to take a crash course in the Russian language and customs, but the end result is worth it. But Olga -- er, Lizzie -- suffers a personal crisis when she yearns to tell her sweetheart Norman Brooke (Neil Hamilton) the truth. Happily, Norman is far more fascinated by Lizzie Stokes than he'd ever been by Olga Rotosky.
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