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The working title of this film was An Old Fashioned Young Man . This production was filmed without the use of an "iris" or a "fadeout"--visual devices used frequently in movies of this ... More Less

The working title of this film was An Old Fashioned Young Man . This production was filmed without the use of an "iris" or a "fadeout"--visual devices used frequently in movies of this period. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Nov 20
p. 2482.
MPN
9 Oct 20
p. 2800.
MPN
24 Oct 20
p. 3674.
New York Morning Telegraph
7 Nov 1920.
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New York Times
1 Nov 20
p. 13.
Wid's
7 Nov 20
p. 5.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
An Old Fashioned Young Man
Release Date:
31 October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
26 July 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15390
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,617
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Betty Graves breaks her engagement to David Warrington, the latter becomes involved in the problems of his married friends, Sybil and Herbert. Upon leaving her husband, Sybil entrusts her three children to Dave's care. After his three wards become ill from eating too much candy, Dave sends for Betty's father, Doctor Graves, who views this as an opportunity to reconcile his daughter and her fiancé. Arriving with his daughter in the car, the doctor promptly quarantines the house, forcing Betty and Dave to remain in proximity to each other. Soon after, Herbert arrives and suspects that Sybil is in the house, having an affair with Dave. After a series of comic entanglements and aroused suspicions, both couples are ... +


When Betty Graves breaks her engagement to David Warrington, the latter becomes involved in the problems of his married friends, Sybil and Herbert. Upon leaving her husband, Sybil entrusts her three children to Dave's care. After his three wards become ill from eating too much candy, Dave sends for Betty's father, Doctor Graves, who views this as an opportunity to reconcile his daughter and her fiancé. Arriving with his daughter in the car, the doctor promptly quarantines the house, forcing Betty and Dave to remain in proximity to each other. Soon after, Herbert arrives and suspects that Sybil is in the house, having an affair with Dave. After a series of comic entanglements and aroused suspicions, both couples are reconciled. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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