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The Var review mistakenly listed the film's title as That's My Baby , although, within the review, the title was stated correctly as That's My Daddy ... More Less

The Var review mistakenly listed the film's title as That's My Baby , although, within the review, the title was stated correctly as That's My Daddy . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Feb 1928.
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New York Times
13 Feb 1928
p. 16.
Variety
15 Feb 1928
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 February 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 November 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24655
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
6,073
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Norton, a wealthy, handsome young bachelor, is trapped into an engagement to Sylvia Van Tassel, a society girl, whom he does not love. When, en route to her house, he is stopped by a policeman for speeding, he explains that he is on his way to the Children's Hospital to see his injured child. The officer accompanies him, and there, by chance, Pudge, a runaway orphan, believes that Jimmy is actually her father. To avoid embarrassment Jimmy takes the child home, along with her nurse, Nora, and is forced to hide them from the Van Tassels. But the wedding is spoiled when Pudge climbs aboard Jimmy's yacht and calls him "Daddy" in front of the wedding guests. Greatly relieved, Jimmy decides to adopt the child, and Nora, who realizes his virtues, finds happiness in his ... +


Jimmy Norton, a wealthy, handsome young bachelor, is trapped into an engagement to Sylvia Van Tassel, a society girl, whom he does not love. When, en route to her house, he is stopped by a policeman for speeding, he explains that he is on his way to the Children's Hospital to see his injured child. The officer accompanies him, and there, by chance, Pudge, a runaway orphan, believes that Jimmy is actually her father. To avoid embarrassment Jimmy takes the child home, along with her nurse, Nora, and is forced to hide them from the Van Tassels. But the wedding is spoiled when Pudge climbs aboard Jimmy's yacht and calls him "Daddy" in front of the wedding guests. Greatly relieved, Jimmy decides to adopt the child, and Nora, who realizes his virtues, finds happiness in his arms. +

GENRE


Subject

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

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