The Homebreaker (1919)

Comedy | 20 April 1919

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HISTORY

The working title for this film was Miss Marbury and Others . Modern sources state that Rudolph Valentino appeared in the ... More Less

The working title for this film was Miss Marbury and Others . Modern sources state that Rudolph Valentino appeared in the production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 May 19
p. 1769.
MPN
26 Apr 19
pp. 2679-81.
MPN
17 May 19
p. 3267.
MPN
28 Jun 1919.
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MPW
10 May 19
p. 932.
Variety
11 Jul 19
p. 57.
Wid's
4 May 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Miss Marbury and Others
Release Date:
20 April 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thos. H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13582
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Traveling saleswoman Mary Marbury thrashes a masher on a train when he tries to kiss a young girl in a tunnel. After he and his woman companion are escorted off, Mary meets them in New York attempting to marry the children of her wealthy employer, Jonas Abbott, and pose as cubist art instructors Fernando Poyntier and his sister Marcia. Because Abbott worries that his son Raymond, whom Mary loves, is living frivolously, Mary plots with him to make Raymond jealous by appearing to be an adventuress leading Abbott astray. When the crooks see that the Abbott fortune could go to Mary instead of to them, they rob Abbott's safe and hide the money on his yacht on which they plan to escape. After Mary and Abbott, exhausted from dancing the fox-trot, rest on the yacht, she discovers the money. When the crooks are captured, Raymond, realizing his love for Mary, ... +


Traveling saleswoman Mary Marbury thrashes a masher on a train when he tries to kiss a young girl in a tunnel. After he and his woman companion are escorted off, Mary meets them in New York attempting to marry the children of her wealthy employer, Jonas Abbott, and pose as cubist art instructors Fernando Poyntier and his sister Marcia. Because Abbott worries that his son Raymond, whom Mary loves, is living frivolously, Mary plots with him to make Raymond jealous by appearing to be an adventuress leading Abbott astray. When the crooks see that the Abbott fortune could go to Mary instead of to them, they rob Abbott's safe and hide the money on his yacht on which they plan to escape. After Mary and Abbott, exhausted from dancing the fox-trot, rest on the yacht, she discovers the money. When the crooks are captured, Raymond, realizing his love for Mary, proposes. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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