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The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News announced that the movie company departed that week for Portland, OR, where exteriors would be filmed over ten days. Actor and female impersonator Julian Eltinge was making his second dual-role film for Paramount Pictures Corp., having recently completed The Countess Charming (1917, see entry), and was expected to perform at several theaters during the production's sojourn to the Northwest.
       Alternate titles for this film were Unlike Other Girls, The Amazing Lover, All He Knew About Women, and The Tricks of the Sex. According to Paramount studio records, the original story by Hector Turnbull was turned into a farce and rewritten by Gardner ... More Less

The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News announced that the movie company departed that week for Portland, OR, where exteriors would be filmed over ten days. Actor and female impersonator Julian Eltinge was making his second dual-role film for Paramount Pictures Corp., having recently completed The Countess Charming (1917, see entry), and was expected to perform at several theaters during the production's sojourn to the Northwest.
       Alternate titles for this film were Unlike Other Girls, The Amazing Lover, All He Knew About Women, and The Tricks of the Sex. According to Paramount studio records, the original story by Hector Turnbull was turned into a farce and rewritten by Gardner Hunting. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
5 Jan 1918
p. 443.
Motion Picture News
1 Sep 1917
p. 1486.
Motion Picture News
17 Nov 1917
p. 3486.
Motog
24 Nov 1917
p. 1116.
Moving Picture World
18 Aug 1917
p. 1082, 1120, 1122
Variety
9 Nov 1917
p. 55.
Wid's
8 Nov 1917
p. 719.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
All He Knew About Women
The Amazing Lover
The Tricks of the Sex
Unlike Other Girls
Release Date:
5 November 1917
Production Date:
September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Co.
Copyright Date:
1 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11700
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Newspaper publisher Temple Trask, who answers the "Letters to the Lovelorn" column under the nom-de-plume "Mrs. Carfax," becomes the hit of his college reunion when he revives his female impersonation act. Returning home, Temple meets Billy Wise, another college friend, who wagers 100 dollars that Temple will not go into a restaurant dressed as a woman. He takes the dare, then sees Helen Scott in the restaurant and, although he is a cynic who does not like women because he knows too much about them, he falls in love. When he notices that Adrian Graw, a crook whom Temple knew when he was a cub reporter, is after Helen's fortune, Temple, impersonating Mrs. Carfax, accompanies Helen and her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Keyes, aboard a steamer to protect them. On the voyage, Helen becomes good friends with Mrs. Carfax and falls in love with Temple. After Mrs. Carfax punches Graw during a struggle for Mrs. Keyes's bonds, the police arrest Graw and his accomplice, Rena Varsey. Helen, astonished when Temple removes his wig, falls joyfully into his ... +


Newspaper publisher Temple Trask, who answers the "Letters to the Lovelorn" column under the nom-de-plume "Mrs. Carfax," becomes the hit of his college reunion when he revives his female impersonation act. Returning home, Temple meets Billy Wise, another college friend, who wagers 100 dollars that Temple will not go into a restaurant dressed as a woman. He takes the dare, then sees Helen Scott in the restaurant and, although he is a cynic who does not like women because he knows too much about them, he falls in love. When he notices that Adrian Graw, a crook whom Temple knew when he was a cub reporter, is after Helen's fortune, Temple, impersonating Mrs. Carfax, accompanies Helen and her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Keyes, aboard a steamer to protect them. On the voyage, Helen becomes good friends with Mrs. Carfax and falls in love with Temple. After Mrs. Carfax punches Graw during a struggle for Mrs. Keyes's bonds, the police arrest Graw and his accomplice, Rena Varsey. Helen, astonished when Temple removes his wig, falls joyfully into his arms. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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