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Howard S. Moss also invented the animated dolls in this picture. Some reviews credit Ernest Maupin with the role of Ruby's ... More Less

Howard S. Moss also invented the animated dolls in this picture. Some reviews credit Ernest Maupin with the role of Ruby's father. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Dec 17
p. 1264.
MPN
22 Dec 17
p. 4402.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1336.
MPW
1 Mar 17
p. 142.
MPW
29 Dec 1917.
p. 1995.
NYDM
17 Nov 1917 p. 24.
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NYDM
12/15/1917.
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Perfection Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
4 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11820
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Knutt, an eccentric chemist, discovers an elixir which brings dolls to life. When Ruby, the beautiful daughter of the toy king, is overcome by the fumes of the fluid, a doll the chemist has brought to life seizes the elixir and pours it on the girl who is then changed into a doll. Together, the two dolls rush into the display room where they bring to life a justice of the peace of the doll world, who marries them. In the meantime, the chemist and Ruby's father start on a hunt for his lost daughter. The dolls leave on their honeymoon and select a dog kennel as their home. One day, while strolling through the park, a bomb explodes and awakens Ruby who has been dreaming the entire ... +


Knutt, an eccentric chemist, discovers an elixir which brings dolls to life. When Ruby, the beautiful daughter of the toy king, is overcome by the fumes of the fluid, a doll the chemist has brought to life seizes the elixir and pours it on the girl who is then changed into a doll. Together, the two dolls rush into the display room where they bring to life a justice of the peace of the doll world, who marries them. In the meantime, the chemist and Ruby's father start on a hunt for his lost daughter. The dolls leave on their honeymoon and select a dog kennel as their home. One day, while strolling through the park, a bomb explodes and awakens Ruby who has been dreaming the entire incident. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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