Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (1926)

62 mins | Comedy-drama | 6 December 1926

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HISTORY

The 7 Jul 1926 Var noted that the film was being shot at Famous Player-Lasky's Long Island City, NY, studios.
       According to her 2008 LAT obituary, Anita Page appeared in an uncredited role in this film.
       Remade in 1929 as The Saturday Night Kid (see ... More Less

The 7 Jul 1926 Var noted that the film was being shot at Famous Player-Lasky's Long Island City, NY, studios.
       According to her 2008 LAT obituary, Anita Page appeared in an uncredited role in this film.
       Remade in 1929 as The Saturday Night Kid (see entry).
More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Dec 1926.
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New York Times
8 Dec 1926
p. 24.
Variety
7 Jul 1926
p. 13.
Variety
8 Dec 1926
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 December 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 4 December 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23404
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While Mame Walsh is away on vacation, her younger sister, Janie, begins a flirtation with Mame's sweetheart, Bill Billingsley, who clerks in the same department store where they work. Mame stages a surprise party for Bill, at which she plans to accept his proposal, until she sees Janie secretly kissing him and announces she will adopt Janie's philosophy of "love 'em and leave 'em." She begins an obvious flirtation with Lem Woodruff, a petty crook and gambler. Janie, meanwhile, having dissipated the funds of the department store's welfare club in racetrack betting, tries to recover her losses with Lem's help. Miss Streeter, the club president, threatens to prosecute, and Janie places the blame on Mame. The store masquerade finds Janie dancing with doubt-torn Bill and flirting with manager McGonigle, thereby winning promotions for all; and Mame, retrieving the club funds from Lem, is reunited with ... +


While Mame Walsh is away on vacation, her younger sister, Janie, begins a flirtation with Mame's sweetheart, Bill Billingsley, who clerks in the same department store where they work. Mame stages a surprise party for Bill, at which she plans to accept his proposal, until she sees Janie secretly kissing him and announces she will adopt Janie's philosophy of "love 'em and leave 'em." She begins an obvious flirtation with Lem Woodruff, a petty crook and gambler. Janie, meanwhile, having dissipated the funds of the department store's welfare club in racetrack betting, tries to recover her losses with Lem's help. Miss Streeter, the club president, threatens to prosecute, and Janie places the blame on Mame. The store masquerade finds Janie dancing with doubt-torn Bill and flirting with manager McGonigle, thereby winning promotions for all; and Mame, retrieving the club funds from Lem, is reunited with Bill. +

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