Dorothy Adams (Constance Talmadge) and her wealthy father (Albert Gran) travel to England for a rest, where impoverished lord Paul Menford (Ronald Colman) is mistaken for a doctor. Upon finding that his patient is Dorothy, with whom Paul has fallen in love, he keeps up the charade -- but complications arise when Paul's agent (Jean Hersholt) believes that Paul is only after Dorothy's money.
This is such a fun movie! Although the [sometimes complicated!] plot is certainly built upon loads of seemingly improbable situations and twists throughout, a wonderful cast and great direction make Her Night of Romance feel marvelously hilarious, and fairly believable! ; ) Constance Talmadge is charming -- this is only the first picture of hers I've seen, and I want to find more now. I love Ronald Colman, best of all in his silent films. As always, he is wonderfully handsome and debonair, and shows off his comedic skills in this. The series of misunderstandings offers plenty of opportunities for great 'screwball-esque' scenes, including Dorothy's attempt to make herself as unattractive as possible to ward off fortune-hunters, Paul's 'skills' as a doctor (especially his listening to Dorothy's heart without a stethoscope), the circumstances of their faux marriage, all the way up to the satisfying conclusion!
♥ ♥ ♥ ½