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This film was also known as Half-a-Minute Kendall ... More Less

This film was also known as Half-a-Minute Kendall More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 May 18
p. 1847.
MPN
18 May 18
p. 2956, 3001
MPW
18 May 18
p. 1033, 1039
New York Times
6 May 18
p. 11.
NYDM
20 Apr 18
p. 558.
Variety
10 May 18
p. 41.
Wid's
12 May 18
pp. 15-16.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Half-a-Minute Kendall
Release Date:
13 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12316
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack "Mile-a-Minute" Kendall, a young ne'er-do-well who likes to live recklessly and entertain chorus girls, falls in love with a beautiful but unscrupulous fortune hunter named Rosalynde d'Aubre. Intending to marry Rosalynde, he takes her to a country inn with his father and Philip Lund, who is aware of the woman's character, in close pursuit. Mr. Kendall offers Rosalynde a $5,000 bribe to withdraw quietly, after which Jack suffers a collapse. The inn is run by Jack Evans, a cantankerous miser, and his daughter Joan, one of Jack's childhood friends. Encouraged by Joan's faith in him and influenced by her gentle manner, Jack invents a new form of motor engine and soon earns a fortune. Jack's parents, finally proud of their son, happily accept Joan into the ... +


Jack "Mile-a-Minute" Kendall, a young ne'er-do-well who likes to live recklessly and entertain chorus girls, falls in love with a beautiful but unscrupulous fortune hunter named Rosalynde d'Aubre. Intending to marry Rosalynde, he takes her to a country inn with his father and Philip Lund, who is aware of the woman's character, in close pursuit. Mr. Kendall offers Rosalynde a $5,000 bribe to withdraw quietly, after which Jack suffers a collapse. The inn is run by Jack Evans, a cantankerous miser, and his daughter Joan, one of Jack's childhood friends. Encouraged by Joan's faith in him and influenced by her gentle manner, Jack invents a new form of motor engine and soon earns a fortune. Jack's parents, finally proud of their son, happily accept Joan into the family. +

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