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The 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Gladys Walton had begun work on What Can You Expect?, the working title of Short Skirts. ... More Less

The 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Gladys Walton had begun work on What Can You Expect?, the working title of Short Skirts. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
23 Apr 1921
p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "What Can You Expect?" by Alice L. Tildesley in The Saturday Evening Post (publication date undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
What Can You Expect?
Release Date:
July 1921
Production Date:
began April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Copyright Date:
29 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16728
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,330
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Natalie, whose mother is engaged to Wallace Brewster, the reform candidate for mayor, is seventeen years old and resents being treated as a little girl, particularly by her mother's fiancé. When she meets the opposition candidate's son, Lance Christie, he persuades her to secure some papers incriminating Brewster. She does so and sends the papers to his opponent. Soon her conscience bothers her, and she goes to Christie to retrieve the papers and discovers that they were falsified. After receiving Brewster's forgiveness and seeing him win the election, she decides to make him her ... +


Natalie, whose mother is engaged to Wallace Brewster, the reform candidate for mayor, is seventeen years old and resents being treated as a little girl, particularly by her mother's fiancé. When she meets the opposition candidate's son, Lance Christie, he persuades her to secure some papers incriminating Brewster. She does so and sends the papers to his opponent. Soon her conscience bothers her, and she goes to Christie to retrieve the papers and discovers that they were falsified. After receiving Brewster's forgiveness and seeing him win the election, she decides to make him her idol. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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