Greased Lightning (1919)

Comedy | 20 April 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 May 19
p. 1935.
MPN
10 May 19
p. 3096.
MPW
10 May 19
p. 934.
Variety
2 May 19
p. 59.
Wid's
4 May 19
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thos H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13565
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,555
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Andy Fletcher, the inventive village blacksmith of Pipersville, demonstrates his automatic "Little Giant Potato Slicer" for a committee of skeptics, including banker Laban Flint, the machine works well until it begins to deposit peelings in the faces of the onlookers. Later, Flint, an enemy of new inventions, tells Andy that he cannot continue to court his daughter Alice if he spends all his money to buy a car. Andy trades his potato machine for a dilapidated auto, but when it breaks down on the way to the Chautaugua picnic, Alice and her father ride away with Andy's rival from the city, Alden J. Armitage, in his new car. Andy then converts his old auto into a racing car and, christening it "Greased Lightning," he enters the country fair race. Learning that Armitage is robbing the bank's safe, Andy gives up his lead to capture the crook. Flint agrees to Andy and Alice's marriage and gives them a new ... +


When Andy Fletcher, the inventive village blacksmith of Pipersville, demonstrates his automatic "Little Giant Potato Slicer" for a committee of skeptics, including banker Laban Flint, the machine works well until it begins to deposit peelings in the faces of the onlookers. Later, Flint, an enemy of new inventions, tells Andy that he cannot continue to court his daughter Alice if he spends all his money to buy a car. Andy trades his potato machine for a dilapidated auto, but when it breaks down on the way to the Chautaugua picnic, Alice and her father ride away with Andy's rival from the city, Alden J. Armitage, in his new car. Andy then converts his old auto into a racing car and, christening it "Greased Lightning," he enters the country fair race. Learning that Armitage is robbing the bank's safe, Andy gives up his lead to capture the crook. Flint agrees to Andy and Alice's marriage and gives them a new car. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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