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The copyright entry lists the film's length as six reels. The story by George Scarborough included in the copyright description was originally entitled "The Beautiful ... More Less

The copyright entry lists the film's length as six reels. The story by George Scarborough included in the copyright description was originally entitled "The Beautiful Lunatic." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
24 Mar 17
p. 1948.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1386.
MPW
8 Dec 17
p. 1480.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
18 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11724
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Celeste Hardin wants her brother Henry, a mayoral candidate and confirmed woman-hater, to marry her college friend Henrietta Downs. When he refuses, Celeste and Henrietta play a trick on him. Henrietta poses as escaped lunatic Myra Haynes. Meanwhile, after attending a political rally, the real Myra becomes convinced that Henry is her long-lost lover, whose name is also Henry, and she follows him home in order to shave off his beard. Rival politicians uncover the story, and police and doctors speed to the house. Henrietta confesses her motives to Henry, who now gladly succumbs to her charms. The scene switches to a motion picture studio, where a director is throwing a tantrum and the studio boss has agreed to come on the set to be choked by the leading man. Finally, the studio discovers a way to break the actor's ... +


Celeste Hardin wants her brother Henry, a mayoral candidate and confirmed woman-hater, to marry her college friend Henrietta Downs. When he refuses, Celeste and Henrietta play a trick on him. Henrietta poses as escaped lunatic Myra Haynes. Meanwhile, after attending a political rally, the real Myra becomes convinced that Henry is her long-lost lover, whose name is also Henry, and she follows him home in order to shave off his beard. Rival politicians uncover the story, and police and doctors speed to the house. Henrietta confesses her motives to Henry, who now gladly succumbs to her charms. The scene switches to a motion picture studio, where a director is throwing a tantrum and the studio boss has agreed to come on the set to be choked by the leading man. Finally, the studio discovers a way to break the actor's contract. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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