Believe Me Xantippe (1918)

Comedy | 27 May 1918

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HISTORY

The play, one of the first Harvard Prize plays, was copyrighted on 18 Nov 1912. Its production before the New York opening has not been ... More Less

The play, one of the first Harvard Prize plays, was copyrighted on 18 Nov 1912. Its production before the New York opening has not been determined. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 May 18
p. 1765.
MPN
1 Jun 18
p. 3253, 3304
MPW
1 Jun 18
p. 1332, 1337
New York Times
3 Jun 18
p. 9.
NYDM
16 Mar 18
p. 1561.
Variety
7 Jun 18
p. 33.
Wid's
19 May 18
pp. 23-24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12379
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

George MacFarland, a wealthy young man who loves adventure, bets his friends Thornton Brown and Arthur Sole $20,000 that he can commit a crime and elude the police for a year. After he forges a check, George heads West and does escape arrest for nearly a year, despite the proliferation of police circulars bearing his name and his favorite expression, "Believe me, Xantippe." In a Colorado hunting lodge, he meets Sheriff Kamman's pretty daughter Dolly, who recognizes and tries to arrest him. According to the terms of the bet, however, he must be captured by a genuine officer of the law, which Dolly is not. With the stroke of midnight, the year elapses and George wins the bet as well as the sheriff's ... +


George MacFarland, a wealthy young man who loves adventure, bets his friends Thornton Brown and Arthur Sole $20,000 that he can commit a crime and elude the police for a year. After he forges a check, George heads West and does escape arrest for nearly a year, despite the proliferation of police circulars bearing his name and his favorite expression, "Believe me, Xantippe." In a Colorado hunting lodge, he meets Sheriff Kamman's pretty daughter Dolly, who recognizes and tries to arrest him. According to the terms of the bet, however, he must be captured by a genuine officer of the law, which Dolly is not. With the stroke of midnight, the year elapses and George wins the bet as well as the sheriff's daughter. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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