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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Nov 17
p. 998.
MPN
10 Nov 17
p. 3177, 3267, 3313
MPW
3 Nov 17
p. 705.
MPW
28 Apr 17
p. 30.
Wid's
15 Nov 17
p. 729.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Perfection Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Two Bit Seats" by Gladys E. Johnson in American Magazine (Jul 1917).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
24 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11652
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fearful of what Faulkner, his employer, will think of him if he is seen sitting in the theater gallery, Jimmy Mason, a poor clerk, buys only the most expensive tickets. When a popular musical comes to town, Jimmy tries to purchase orchestra seats, but ends up in the gallery. During the show, Jimmy is stabbed with a hat pin by Alice Carroll, a pretty theater devotee. The stabbing leads to a friendly conversation, which leads to an invitation to another show, which Alice accepts only on condition that they sit in the gallery. In spite of his jealous behavior toward her wealthy employer, Alice sees Jimmy often, always insisting that they buy twenty-five-cent tickets. One night, Jimmy's greatest fear comes to pass when Mr. Faulkner spots him in the gallery. Summoned by his employer the next day, Jimmy is told that his wise economizing at the theater has resulted in a raise and a promotion. Thus enriched, Jimmy runs to a knowing Alice and proposes that they split the raise on a permanent, marital ... +


Fearful of what Faulkner, his employer, will think of him if he is seen sitting in the theater gallery, Jimmy Mason, a poor clerk, buys only the most expensive tickets. When a popular musical comes to town, Jimmy tries to purchase orchestra seats, but ends up in the gallery. During the show, Jimmy is stabbed with a hat pin by Alice Carroll, a pretty theater devotee. The stabbing leads to a friendly conversation, which leads to an invitation to another show, which Alice accepts only on condition that they sit in the gallery. In spite of his jealous behavior toward her wealthy employer, Alice sees Jimmy often, always insisting that they buy twenty-five-cent tickets. One night, Jimmy's greatest fear comes to pass when Mr. Faulkner spots him in the gallery. Summoned by his employer the next day, Jimmy is told that his wise economizing at the theater has resulted in a raise and a promotion. Thus enriched, Jimmy runs to a knowing Alice and proposes that they split the raise on a permanent, marital basis. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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