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A re-edited version of The Social Secretary was released in 1924 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.5214). According to modern sources, in addition to acting in the film, Erich von Stroheim worked as an assistant ... More Less

A re-edited version of The Social Secretary was released in 1924 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.5214). According to modern sources, in addition to acting in the film, Erich von Stroheim worked as an assistant director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
16 Sep 16
p. 671.
MPN
16 Sep 16
p. 1725.
MPW
16 Sep 16
p. 1821, 1889.
NYDM
16 Dec 16
p. 1700.
Variety
15 Sep 16
p. 26.
Wid's
7 Sep 16
p. 843.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 September 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bosses find Mayme irresistible, so she goes from one secretarial job to another fighting off their advances. To solve the problem, she decides to work for a woman, and gets a job as Mrs. Von Puyster's social secretary. As a precaution, however, against any romantic notions that Mrs. Von Puyster's dissolute son Jimmie may have, she makes herself as ugly as possible. Endearing herself to Mrs. Von Puyster, Mayme goes about reforming Jimmie, and also saves her employer's daughter Elsie from marrying a fortune-hunting count. Jimmie then discovers that Mayme has been disguising herself as an old maid, and after he sees how she really looks, he convinces her to marry him, thereby delighting Mrs. Von Puyster, who is willing to lose Mayme as a secretary if it means gaining her as a ... +


Bosses find Mayme irresistible, so she goes from one secretarial job to another fighting off their advances. To solve the problem, she decides to work for a woman, and gets a job as Mrs. Von Puyster's social secretary. As a precaution, however, against any romantic notions that Mrs. Von Puyster's dissolute son Jimmie may have, she makes herself as ugly as possible. Endearing herself to Mrs. Von Puyster, Mayme goes about reforming Jimmie, and also saves her employer's daughter Elsie from marrying a fortune-hunting count. Jimmie then discovers that Mayme has been disguising herself as an old maid, and after he sees how she really looks, he convinces her to marry him, thereby delighting Mrs. Von Puyster, who is willing to lose Mayme as a secretary if it means gaining her as a daughter-in-law. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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