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This was the first film of Fred Stone, a musical comedy star who earlier starred as the scarecrow in the stage production of The Wizard of Oz ... More Less

This was the first film of Fred Stone, a musical comedy star who earlier starred as the scarecrow in the stage production of The Wizard of Oz . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Oct 18
p. 1551, 1615
MPN
5 Oct 18
p. 2261.
MPN
12 Oct 18
p. 2449.
MPW
31 Jan 19
p. 54.
NYDM
5 Oct 18
p. 516.
Variety
4 Oct 18
p. 50.
Wid's
29 Sep 18
pp. 5-6.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Artcraft Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12897
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,691
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Chuck McCarthy, an intrepid young ironworker, longs to become an actor, despite the protests of his girl, Molly O'Connors, and his family. In dashing up the frame of a building to catch actress Bijou Lamour's runaway pet monkey, he attracts the attention of the studio managers, who make him a stuntman. For a time Charles is happy executing life-risking feats and strutting around in new clothes, although the company laughs at him behind his back. When leading man Marmaduke X. Caruthers refuses to perform a particularly dangerous stunt in a war film, Chuck doubles for him and is seriously injured. The studio manager, who recognizes in the incident an opportunity to promote his star, quickly wraps Marmaduke in bandages and sends him to the hospital, while Chuck is secretly removed through the back door. The next day, the Filmcraft Company sends Chuck a check for $1,000 to keep quiet about the accident. He and Molly use the money on their honeymoon to Niagara ... +


Chuck McCarthy, an intrepid young ironworker, longs to become an actor, despite the protests of his girl, Molly O'Connors, and his family. In dashing up the frame of a building to catch actress Bijou Lamour's runaway pet monkey, he attracts the attention of the studio managers, who make him a stuntman. For a time Charles is happy executing life-risking feats and strutting around in new clothes, although the company laughs at him behind his back. When leading man Marmaduke X. Caruthers refuses to perform a particularly dangerous stunt in a war film, Chuck doubles for him and is seriously injured. The studio manager, who recognizes in the incident an opportunity to promote his star, quickly wraps Marmaduke in bandages and sends him to the hospital, while Chuck is secretly removed through the back door. The next day, the Filmcraft Company sends Chuck a check for $1,000 to keep quiet about the accident. He and Molly use the money on their honeymoon to Niagara Falls. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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