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HISTORY

May Robson starred in the stage production. It was renamed A Night Out when it toured during the 1912-13 season. According to the Var review, Belle Bruce played the character of "Grace" and Ethel Corcoran played the character of "Betty," whereas other reviews have these roles switched. The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 19 Dec ... More Less

May Robson starred in the stage production. It was renamed A Night Out when it toured during the 1912-13 season. According to the Var review, Belle Bruce played the character of "Grace" and Ethel Corcoran played the character of "Betty," whereas other reviews have these roles switched. The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 19 Dec 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Feb 16
pp. 369-70.
MPN
26 Jun 15
p. 68.
MPN
29 Jan 16
p. 532.
MPN
12 Feb 16
pp. 908-09.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 628, 671-72.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 975.
NYDM
12 Feb 16
p. 28.
Variety
7 Jan 16
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
27 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7299
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Granmum, who married a man of severe demeanor, enjoys a respite from restraint late in life in the companionship of her two rambunctious grandsons, Jack and Paul. Although her daughter, Mrs. Haslem, bosses her and treats her sons like boys, Jack and Paul carouse at the Three Lights café, while Granmum reads trashy novels and pretends to sleepwalk to divert attention from her grandsons' late entrance. When Granmum learns that her grandsons love neighbors Betty and Grace Duncan, she gives Mrs. Duncan a ring for the first couple that marries. Waldo Deacon, whose father Jonas is the Purity League president, steals the ring and gives it to Nitza, a dancer at the Three Lights. When Granmum accompanies the boys to the café, where owner Jeff Dorgan teaches her to tango, Jonas, who tried to shake down Jeff, leads a police raid. During an investigation, Granmum's ring is found in Nitza's possession and Waldo confesses. Granmum refuses to press charges and delivers a humorous speech about her night out, after her engagement to Jeff and those of her grandsons are ... +


Granmum, who married a man of severe demeanor, enjoys a respite from restraint late in life in the companionship of her two rambunctious grandsons, Jack and Paul. Although her daughter, Mrs. Haslem, bosses her and treats her sons like boys, Jack and Paul carouse at the Three Lights café, while Granmum reads trashy novels and pretends to sleepwalk to divert attention from her grandsons' late entrance. When Granmum learns that her grandsons love neighbors Betty and Grace Duncan, she gives Mrs. Duncan a ring for the first couple that marries. Waldo Deacon, whose father Jonas is the Purity League president, steals the ring and gives it to Nitza, a dancer at the Three Lights. When Granmum accompanies the boys to the café, where owner Jeff Dorgan teaches her to tango, Jonas, who tried to shake down Jeff, leads a police raid. During an investigation, Granmum's ring is found in Nitza's possession and Waldo confesses. Granmum refuses to press charges and delivers a humorous speech about her night out, after her engagement to Jeff and those of her grandsons are announced. +

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

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