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The working title for this film was The Village Cut-Up . According to Var , the character played by Edward Alexander was called "George ... More Less

The working title for this film was The Village Cut-Up . According to Var , the character played by Edward Alexander was called "George Montegu." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
18 Jul 19
p. 42.
ETR
31 May 19
pp. 2008-11.
MPW
7 Jun 19
p. 1530.
Variety
4 Jul 19
p. 43.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Village Cut-Up
Release Date:
1 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13696
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Robert Marsh, a practical joker known fondly as "Buddy," leaves his small hometown to make his fortune in New York. As a soda fountain clerk, Buddy, earning only twelve dollars a week, soon owes back rent to his exacting boardinghouse owner, Mrs. Peeler, who, because her daughter fancies Buddy, offers leniency. Buddy escorts Miss Peeler to the drug clerk's ball, where, as the result of one of his practical jokes, librarian Mary Stacey faints into his arms. Buddy falls in love and escorts Mary home, leaving Miss Peeler with a friend. Although Mary learns that Buddy's boast of making fifty dollars a week is exaggerated, she agrees to marry him. After Mrs. Peeler, angered by Buddy's discourtesy, locks him out and demands the back rent, and Buddy is laid-off because of slow winter business, he convinces his boss to launch a lavish ad campaign for a new lunchroom, which draws throngs of customers. With a classy new roadster, Buddy weds Mary, who admits that she knew about his lie, but planned to continue working to help ... +


Robert Marsh, a practical joker known fondly as "Buddy," leaves his small hometown to make his fortune in New York. As a soda fountain clerk, Buddy, earning only twelve dollars a week, soon owes back rent to his exacting boardinghouse owner, Mrs. Peeler, who, because her daughter fancies Buddy, offers leniency. Buddy escorts Miss Peeler to the drug clerk's ball, where, as the result of one of his practical jokes, librarian Mary Stacey faints into his arms. Buddy falls in love and escorts Mary home, leaving Miss Peeler with a friend. Although Mary learns that Buddy's boast of making fifty dollars a week is exaggerated, she agrees to marry him. After Mrs. Peeler, angered by Buddy's discourtesy, locks him out and demands the back rent, and Buddy is laid-off because of slow winter business, he convinces his boss to launch a lavish ad campaign for a new lunchroom, which draws throngs of customers. With a classy new roadster, Buddy weds Mary, who admits that she knew about his lie, but planned to continue working to help out. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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