" I got my first rave reviews in "The Understanding Heart." -Joan Crawford
"The Understanding Heart" 1927
Cast: Cast: Joan Crawford(as Monica Dale), Francis X. Bushman Jr., Rockcliffe Fellowes, Carmel Myers, Richard Carle, Harry
Clark, Jerry Miley.
Monica Dale (Joan) is a fire lookout ranger in love with her co-worker, Tony Garland (Ralph Bushman). When escaped killer, Bob Mason (Rockliffe Fellowes) hides out in Monica's look out tower, he soon falls in love with her. After surviving a fire that surrounds them in the tower, Bob (Rockliffe Fellowes) nobly steps aside for Tony (Ralph Bushman) and Monica (Joan) to have a future together whilst he is eventually cleared of murder. .
Based on the novel The Understanding Heart by Peter Bernard Kyne (New York, 1926).
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Betty Colfax of the New York Evening Graphic had this to say, "Besides displaying no little ability as an actress, Miss Crawford screens remarkable well and shows a development so far above her work [in The Taxi Dancer] that one may expect important tidings of this young player."
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