The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary (1927)

Comedy | 8 August 1927

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HISTORY

The play The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary was based on Anne Warner's novel of the same name (Boston, 1905). May Robson starred in the Broadway production of the play. In 1914 Klaw & Erlanger produced an adaptation of the play under the same title. That film starred Kate Toncray and Andrew Kirby (see ... More Less

The play The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary was based on Anne Warner's novel of the same name (Boston, 1905). May Robson starred in the Broadway production of the play. In 1914 Klaw & Erlanger produced an adaptation of the play under the same title. That film starred Kate Toncray and Andrew Kirby (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
7 Aug 1927.
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New York Times
27 Jul 1927
p. 27.
Variety
27 Jul 1927
p. 20.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary by Anne Warner (New York, 12 Nov 1907).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 August 1927
Premiere Information:
Ne York opening: 25 July 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metropolitan Pictures Corp. of California
Copyright Date:
20 June 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24104
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,844
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Aunt Mary Watkins, who is being taken advantage of by her nephew Gus, believes that her other nephew, Jack, is studying to become a successful physician, though in fact he spends all his time and money perfecting a racing car motor. When Aunt Mary decides to visit him, he converts his domicile into a "sanitarium" in which his friends pretend to be patients. Jack and his chum, Mel, accidentally crash into the car of Judge Hopper, Aunt Mary's former sweetheart, and they are reunited at the "sanitarium"; on a trial run, the boys are arrested for speeding, while Martha, Aunt Mary, and Gus are arrested in a cafe raid. Jack is dismissed in time to enter the race with the help of Aunt Mary, who substitutes as his mechanic. Finding a new lease on life, Aunt Mary marries the judge, and Jack wins Martha, the pretty ... +


Aunt Mary Watkins, who is being taken advantage of by her nephew Gus, believes that her other nephew, Jack, is studying to become a successful physician, though in fact he spends all his time and money perfecting a racing car motor. When Aunt Mary decides to visit him, he converts his domicile into a "sanitarium" in which his friends pretend to be patients. Jack and his chum, Mel, accidentally crash into the car of Judge Hopper, Aunt Mary's former sweetheart, and they are reunited at the "sanitarium"; on a trial run, the boys are arrested for speeding, while Martha, Aunt Mary, and Gus are arrested in a cafe raid. Jack is dismissed in time to enter the race with the help of Aunt Mary, who substitutes as his mechanic. Finding a new lease on life, Aunt Mary marries the judge, and Jack wins Martha, the pretty nurse. +

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