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Henry A. Du Souchet's play previously was used as the basis of the 1914 Famous Players film The Man from Mexico , directed by Thomas N. Heffron and starring John Barrymore (see ... More Less

Henry A. Du Souchet's play previously was used as the basis of the 1914 Famous Players film The Man from Mexico , directed by Thomas N. Heffron and starring John Barrymore (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Mar 1926.
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New York Times
2 Mar 1926
p. 22.
Variety
3 Mar 1926
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 March 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 March 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 March 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22560
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,800
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Billy Dexter, celebrating a football victory with his college chums, is arrested for roughhousing. He promises Mary, his girl, that he will reform; and his father presents him with an electric coupe and sends him to J. W. Smith, who proves to be an inebriated woman who sells hymnals. Instead of taking her to a recital, he goes with her to the cabaret from which he was evicted, and she incites a brawl that results in Billy's arrest and imprisonment on Blackwells Island for 30 days. He deceives Mary into believing he is on a missionary tour of the South Seas, then escapes and persuades her to marry him immediately. Their marriage ceremony is repeatedly interrupted by detectives trailing him, but he succeeds in evading them until the nuptial knot is tied. Subsequently, Billy is handed his prison discharge ... +


Billy Dexter, celebrating a football victory with his college chums, is arrested for roughhousing. He promises Mary, his girl, that he will reform; and his father presents him with an electric coupe and sends him to J. W. Smith, who proves to be an inebriated woman who sells hymnals. Instead of taking her to a recital, he goes with her to the cabaret from which he was evicted, and she incites a brawl that results in Billy's arrest and imprisonment on Blackwells Island for 30 days. He deceives Mary into believing he is on a missionary tour of the South Seas, then escapes and persuades her to marry him immediately. Their marriage ceremony is repeatedly interrupted by detectives trailing him, but he succeeds in evading them until the nuptial knot is tied. Subsequently, Billy is handed his prison discharge papers. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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