A minor backstage melodrama from poverty row producer Trem Carr, The Show Girl featured Charles Chaplin's ex-wife, Mildred Harris, in the title role -- a honky tonk singer whose rise in show business is mistakenly contributed to the patronage of several notorious Broadway "wolves." Former boyfriend Gaston Glass, however, learns the truth and saves the girl -- now a famous star -- from a fake kidnapping stunt perpetrated by her unscrupulous agent (Eddie Borden). The Show Girl should not be confused with the similarly titled Show Girl (1928), the popular First National "musical" that brought cartoon character Dixie Dugan to life in the vivacious person of Alice White.
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