Full page view
HISTORY

The Perfect Woman screened at Cinecon 53 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA, on 1 Sep ... More Less

The Perfect Woman screened at Cinecon 53 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA, on 1 Sep 2017. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Aug 20
p. 1056.
MPN
3 Jul 20
p. 326.
MPN
17 Jul 20
pp. 562-63.
MPW
7 Aug 20
pp. 694-95, 779
New York Morning Telegraph
1 Aug 1920.
---
Variety
30 Jul 20
pp. 32-33.
Wid's
1 Aug 20
p. 5.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A John Emerson-Anita Loos Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
Scen
Story
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Tech dir
DETAILS
Release Date:
July 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph M. Schenck
Copyright Date:
1 March 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16202
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Mary Blake applies for the position of personal secretary to misogynist James Stanhope, she is judged too attractive to accomplish the job. Mary returns home, makes herself unattractive and is promptly hired. Stanhope is assisting the government in the arrest of Bolshevists, and one night three revolutionaries enter the house, bind and gag Stanhope and put a time bomb under his chair. Discarding her unattractive disguise, Mary vamps the three into submission, clouts each on the head with a brass statue and saves her boss's life. Mary's resourcefulness forces Stanhope to give up his disdain for pretty women, and he proposes to his attractive ... +


When Mary Blake applies for the position of personal secretary to misogynist James Stanhope, she is judged too attractive to accomplish the job. Mary returns home, makes herself unattractive and is promptly hired. Stanhope is assisting the government in the arrest of Bolshevists, and one night three revolutionaries enter the house, bind and gag Stanhope and put a time bomb under his chair. Discarding her unattractive disguise, Mary vamps the three into submission, clouts each on the head with a brass statue and saves her boss's life. Mary's resourcefulness forces Stanhope to give up his disdain for pretty women, and he proposes to his attractive secretary. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.