'Twas Ever Thus (1915)

Comedy | 23 September 1915

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HISTORY

A pre-release publicity item states that originally four episodes were planned. The fourth one was to take place in 1905. The stone-age scenes were shot in Chatsworth Park, CA, thirty miles north of Los Angeles. An item in the Paramount studio records gives partial names for additional members of the cast: "Link" and "Art" as men of both tribes; "Hallie" and "Carrie" as black servants; "Leonard" as the butler; "Acord" (probably Art Acord) as the manservant; and "Goodman" and "Shipley" as friends of Jack. The same item contains the ambiguous credit "El Monte" next to the roles of "Loungers" and "Driver," and states that Myrtle Stedman was also cast in the role of Robert Farnum, John Rogers' partner, though this role may not appear in the released ... More Less

A pre-release publicity item states that originally four episodes were planned. The fourth one was to take place in 1905. The stone-age scenes were shot in Chatsworth Park, CA, thirty miles north of Los Angeles. An item in the Paramount studio records gives partial names for additional members of the cast: "Link" and "Art" as men of both tribes; "Hallie" and "Carrie" as black servants; "Leonard" as the butler; "Acord" (probably Art Acord) as the manservant; and "Goodman" and "Shipley" as friends of Jack. The same item contains the ambiguous credit "El Monte" next to the roles of "Loungers" and "Driver," and states that Myrtle Stedman was also cast in the role of Robert Farnum, John Rogers' partner, though this role may not appear in the released film. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
9 Oct 15
p. 727, 752, 768
MPN
30 Jan 15
p. 42.
MPN
14 Aug 15
p. 21.
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 26.
MPN
2 Oct 15
p. 63, 148
MPW
9 Oct 15
p. 283.
NYDM
29 Sep 15
p. 39.
Paramount Progress
23 Sep 15
p. 8.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Bosworth, Inc.
Copyright Date:
13 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6340
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Caveman Long Biceps courts cavewoman Lithesome using the direct method, force, while Lithesome's father, Hard Muscle, opposes the brutish union. Centuries later, during the American Civil War, Prudence Alden leaves her Boston home to tend to her wounded brother in the South and falls in love with Frank Warren, a Rebel whose father, Colonel Warren, places considerable obstacles in the lovers' path. Just as Long Biceps overcomes Hard Muscle and wins Lithesome, so Frank defeats the colonel and gains Prudence. In 1915, Marian Gordon aspires to a career as a novelist, but when she is told by a hard-nosed publisher, John Rogers, to get out and learn about life, she takes a job as a maid in his household. While studying life, she has a romance with John's reckless son Jack and wins not only his heart, but the father's as well. A bestselling novel ... +


Caveman Long Biceps courts cavewoman Lithesome using the direct method, force, while Lithesome's father, Hard Muscle, opposes the brutish union. Centuries later, during the American Civil War, Prudence Alden leaves her Boston home to tend to her wounded brother in the South and falls in love with Frank Warren, a Rebel whose father, Colonel Warren, places considerable obstacles in the lovers' path. Just as Long Biceps overcomes Hard Muscle and wins Lithesome, so Frank defeats the colonel and gains Prudence. In 1915, Marian Gordon aspires to a career as a novelist, but when she is told by a hard-nosed publisher, John Rogers, to get out and learn about life, she takes a job as a maid in his household. While studying life, she has a romance with John's reckless son Jack and wins not only his heart, but the father's as well. A bestselling novel follows. +

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