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The working title of this film was Good for Nothing.
       The Jun 1922 issue of The Educational Screen listed Polly of the Follies as one of the year’s “Fifteen Best Productions (of those reviewed so far).” It said of the film, “Constance Talmadge has never had a more distinctly funny vehicle in which to array her beautiful assortment of delicious grimaces and ridiculous ... More Less

The working title of this film was Good for Nothing.
       The Jun 1922 issue of The Educational Screen listed Polly of the Follies as one of the year’s “Fifteen Best Productions (of those reviewed so far).” It said of the film, “Constance Talmadge has never had a more distinctly funny vehicle in which to array her beautiful assortment of delicious grimaces and ridiculous gesticulations." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
The Educational Screen
Jun 1922
p. 203.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Good for nothing
Release Date:
30 January 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Constance Talmadge Film Co.
Copyright Date:
16 January 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17499
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,137
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mrs. Jones of Long Island, in her struggle for social recognition, is anxious for her son Bob to marry Alysia Potter. At a party, Bob and Alysia, under the influence of alcohol, decide to elope and go to Bowling Green, Connecticut, where Silas Meacham has begun a campaign against motion pictures. While waiting for the justice of the peace, Bob and Alysia see Polly Meacham staging "The Way to a Man's Heart." Mr. and Mrs. Jones, their daughter Hattie, and Mr. Potter arrive on the trail of the elopers and persuade them to wait 6 months before marriage. On Bob's advice Polly comes to New York and gets a place with the Ziegfeld Follies, but her debut is spoiled by stage fright. Alysia replaces her and is a success, and while Bob is trying to console Polly, Alysia announces that she is breaking the engagement so as to leave Bob and Polly free to ... +


Mrs. Jones of Long Island, in her struggle for social recognition, is anxious for her son Bob to marry Alysia Potter. At a party, Bob and Alysia, under the influence of alcohol, decide to elope and go to Bowling Green, Connecticut, where Silas Meacham has begun a campaign against motion pictures. While waiting for the justice of the peace, Bob and Alysia see Polly Meacham staging "The Way to a Man's Heart." Mr. and Mrs. Jones, their daughter Hattie, and Mr. Potter arrive on the trail of the elopers and persuade them to wait 6 months before marriage. On Bob's advice Polly comes to New York and gets a place with the Ziegfeld Follies, but her debut is spoiled by stage fright. Alysia replaces her and is a success, and while Bob is trying to console Polly, Alysia announces that she is breaking the engagement so as to leave Bob and Polly free to wed. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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