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The play may have opened in Provincetown, RI before it opened in New York. Robert Edeson starred in and staged the play. This was Fay Wallace's first film. The film was called The Caveman in some sources. Some interior and exterior footage was shot at the steel works at South Bethlehem, PA. On 6 Feb 1926, Warner Bros. Pictures released a new film based on the play, directed by Lewis Milestone, and starring Matt Moore and Marie Prevost. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

The play may have opened in Provincetown, RI before it opened in New York. Robert Edeson starred in and staged the play. This was Fay Wallace's first film. The film was called The Caveman in some sources. Some interior and exterior footage was shot at the steel works at South Bethlehem, PA. On 6 Feb 1926, Warner Bros. Pictures released a new film based on the play, directed by Lewis Milestone, and starring Matt Moore and Marie Prevost. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.0808.) More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Dec 15
pp. 1240-41, 1263
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 65.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 72.
MPN
24 Jul 15
p. 60.
MPW
6 Nov 15
p. 1562.
MPW
4 Dec 15
pp. 1844-45.
NYDM
4 Dec 15
p. 32.
Variety
3 Dec 15
p. 21.
VLP
Nov 15
p. 53.
Wid's
25 Nov 1915.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
29 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
27 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6908
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cynical socialite Madeleine Mischief, who complains of the lack of real men in her social class, wagers her friends that she can change a man from the streets into a social lion within a week. Madeleine places half a $100 bill in an envelope with a note asking any woman who finds it to give it to the nearest man, and any man to collect the other half at her address. Hanlick Smagg, a burly coal heaver, finds the note and agrees to Madeleine's plan. After a trip to the barber and tailor, Madeleine trains Hanlick in rudimentary table manners, and introduces him at parties as a sociologist studying the lower classes. Under Madeleine's direction, he soon becomes a prominent figure. After Madeleine's friend, Dolly Van Dream, falls in love with Hanlick, he realizes that he has been just a plaything to Madeleine. He is tempted to take revenge until he discovers that he loves Madeleine. With newly awakened ambition, Hanlick works at a steel plant and develops an invention which earns him a fortune. Now Madeleine's equal, he boldly embraces her and they ... +


Cynical socialite Madeleine Mischief, who complains of the lack of real men in her social class, wagers her friends that she can change a man from the streets into a social lion within a week. Madeleine places half a $100 bill in an envelope with a note asking any woman who finds it to give it to the nearest man, and any man to collect the other half at her address. Hanlick Smagg, a burly coal heaver, finds the note and agrees to Madeleine's plan. After a trip to the barber and tailor, Madeleine trains Hanlick in rudimentary table manners, and introduces him at parties as a sociologist studying the lower classes. Under Madeleine's direction, he soon becomes a prominent figure. After Madeleine's friend, Dolly Van Dream, falls in love with Hanlick, he realizes that he has been just a plaything to Madeleine. He is tempted to take revenge until he discovers that he loves Madeleine. With newly awakened ambition, Hanlick works at a steel plant and develops an invention which earns him a fortune. Now Madeleine's equal, he boldly embraces her and they elope. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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