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The play had its premiere in New York under the title Green Stockings . Stanley Dark appeared in the Broadway production. The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 2 Jan ... More Less

The play had its premiere in New York under the title Green Stockings . Stanley Dark appeared in the Broadway production. The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 2 Jan 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Jan 16
p. 194.
MPN
21 Aug 15
p. 81.
MPN
22 Jan 16
p. 395.
MPW
20 May 16
p. 30.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 617.
New York Times
3 Jan 16
p. 22.
NYDM
8 Jan 16
p. 22, 29
Variety
14 Jan 16
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
5 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7378
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

It is a tradition in a certain section of England that an unwed, eldest daughter must wear green stockings whenever a younger sister gets married. Celia Faraday has gone through this humiliation once, but refuses to endure it again when yet another younger sister, Phyllis, threatens to marry Robert Tarver. Instead, Celia makes up a fiancé for herself, calls him Colonel Smith, and even writes to him. Then, by accident, one of the letters gets mailed. It is delivered to an actual Colonel Smith, who, understandably intrigued by reading the plans for his upcoming marriage, decides to introduce himself to his "fiancée." When he meets her, they fall in love, and Celia quickly marries the flesh and blood version of her fictional ... +


It is a tradition in a certain section of England that an unwed, eldest daughter must wear green stockings whenever a younger sister gets married. Celia Faraday has gone through this humiliation once, but refuses to endure it again when yet another younger sister, Phyllis, threatens to marry Robert Tarver. Instead, Celia makes up a fiancé for herself, calls him Colonel Smith, and even writes to him. Then, by accident, one of the letters gets mailed. It is delivered to an actual Colonel Smith, who, understandably intrigued by reading the plans for his upcoming marriage, decides to introduce himself to his "fiancée." When he meets her, they fall in love, and Celia quickly marries the flesh and blood version of her fictional sweetheart. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

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

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