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HISTORY

Sources conflict on the release date of the film, listing it variously in Sep 1919 and Nov 1919. The New York opening was 10 Nov 1919. One source gives scenario credit to Katharine Kaine. The working title for this film was Everybody's Sweetheart . According to a news item, Elsie Janis personally recruited wounded soldiers from a military hospital to work as extras in the ... More Less

Sources conflict on the release date of the film, listing it variously in Sep 1919 and Nov 1919. The New York opening was 10 Nov 1919. One source gives scenario credit to Katharine Kaine. The working title for this film was Everybody's Sweetheart . According to a news item, Elsie Janis personally recruited wounded soldiers from a military hospital to work as extras in the production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Nov 19
p. 2147.
MPN
29 Nov 19
p. 3973.
MPW
22 Nov 19
p. 454.
MPW
30 Jun 17
p. 2117.
New York Times
11 Nov 19
p. 13.
Variety
14 Nov 19
p. 58.
Wid's
30 Nov 19
p. 27.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Everybody's Sweetheart
Release Date:
22 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14331
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Society girl Elizabeth Schuyler goes abroad as a nurse when World War I is declared, and wins favor with the doughboys as "Lizzie." Elizabeth finds her life boring when she returns after the war. As a diversion, she helps the servants with their daily tasks, and is mistaken for a servant by Red, a friend from her overseas days. He invites Elizabeth to visit Mrs. Murphy's boardinghouse, where she discovers that the former servicemen are having difficulty finding employment. Pretending to visit a sanitarium in order to elude her father and boyfriend Bob, Elizabeth instead goes to live at the boardinghouse. She plans a society circus, and uses the profits to help the new careers of the servicemen. Elizabeth then opens an employment bureau for the boys, and agrees to marry ... +


Society girl Elizabeth Schuyler goes abroad as a nurse when World War I is declared, and wins favor with the doughboys as "Lizzie." Elizabeth finds her life boring when she returns after the war. As a diversion, she helps the servants with their daily tasks, and is mistaken for a servant by Red, a friend from her overseas days. He invites Elizabeth to visit Mrs. Murphy's boardinghouse, where she discovers that the former servicemen are having difficulty finding employment. Pretending to visit a sanitarium in order to elude her father and boyfriend Bob, Elizabeth instead goes to live at the boardinghouse. She plans a society circus, and uses the profits to help the new careers of the servicemen. Elizabeth then opens an employment bureau for the boys, and agrees to marry Bob. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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