What Happened to Jones (1926)

Comedy | 31 January 1926

Director:

William A. Seiter

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Production Designer:

Leo Kuter

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Earlier feature films based on the George H. Broadhurst play included a 1915 William A. Brady production directed by and starring Fred Mace and a 1920 Famous Players-Lasky production directed by James Cruz and starring Bryant Washburn and Margaret Loomis. Both of those films were also titled What Happened to Joens (see ... More Less

Earlier feature films based on the George H. Broadhurst play included a 1915 William A. Brady production directed by and starring Fred Mace and a 1920 Famous Players-Lasky production directed by James Cruz and starring Bryant Washburn and Margaret Loomis. Both of those films were also titled What Happened to Joens (see entries). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
12 Dec 1925
p. 16.
Film Daily
13 Dec 1925.
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Motion Picture News
19 Dec 1925
p. 3045.
New York Times
9 Feb 1926
p. 22.
Variety
10 Feb 1926
p. 40.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play What Happened to Jones by George H. Broadhurst (New York, 30 Aug 1897).
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 January 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 December 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22098
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,726
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Jones, a young man of wealth and irreproachable character, is inveigled on the eve of his wedding to attend a poker party given by his henpecked friend Ebenezer Goodly. The party is raided, but Tom and Ebenezer escape the police by ducking into a ladies' turkish bath. The police are called, and the two exit in the guise of female clients. The police find Tom's wallet and look for him at his fiancée's home. The two make their way to Ebenezer's house, and Tom dons the clothes of Ebenezer's brother, a bishop, who is expected to arrive soon. Complications arise when the bishop does arrive to officiate at the wedding. In the end, Tom is finally married by the bishop in a speeding automobile while being pursued by the ... +


Tom Jones, a young man of wealth and irreproachable character, is inveigled on the eve of his wedding to attend a poker party given by his henpecked friend Ebenezer Goodly. The party is raided, but Tom and Ebenezer escape the police by ducking into a ladies' turkish bath. The police are called, and the two exit in the guise of female clients. The police find Tom's wallet and look for him at his fiancée's home. The two make their way to Ebenezer's house, and Tom dons the clothes of Ebenezer's brother, a bishop, who is expected to arrive soon. Complications arise when the bishop does arrive to officiate at the wedding. In the end, Tom is finally married by the bishop in a speeding automobile while being pursued by the police. +

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