A Pair of Silk Stockings (1918)

Comedy | 20 July 1918

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HISTORY

For information on other adaptations of Cyril Harcourt's play, please consult the entry for the 1933 Universal film They Just Had to Get Married , directed by Edward Ludwig and starring ZaSu Pitts and Roland Young (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-30 ... More Less

For information on other adaptations of Cyril Harcourt's play, please consult the entry for the 1933 Universal film They Just Had to Get Married , directed by Edward Ludwig and starring ZaSu Pitts and Roland Young (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-30 ). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jul 18
p. 588.
MPN
20 Jul 18
p. 361.
MPN
27 Jul 18
p. 642.
MPW
13 Apr 18
p. 2206, insert between p. 2240 and 2241.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 723.
NYDM
3 Aug 18
p. 165, 167
Variety
19 Jul 18
p. 38.
Wid's
14 Jul 18
pp. 9-10.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Select Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12684
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sam and Molly Thornhill, a young English couple, are quite happy together until they quarrel about the make of car they should buy. To make Molly jealous, Sam buys expensive clothing for another woman, placing the clothes where Molly will find them, and she subsequently divorces him. Discouraged and unhappy, Sam visits the country home of some friends who are staging an amateur play, where he sees Molly, whose car has broken down nearby. Captain Jack Bagnal, Molly's old suitor, unintentionally wanders into her room, where Sam, disguised as a tramp for the play, is hiding, and the two, imagining him a burglar, tie his hands with her silk stockings and lock him in a room. To explain Jack's presence in Molly's room to his distressed fiancée, Pamela Bristowe, Jack and Molly tell the guests about the burglar, but Sam has escaped. When he reappears wearing Molly's stockings, all is explained, and Sam and Molly call their neighborhood vicar to remarry ... +


Sam and Molly Thornhill, a young English couple, are quite happy together until they quarrel about the make of car they should buy. To make Molly jealous, Sam buys expensive clothing for another woman, placing the clothes where Molly will find them, and she subsequently divorces him. Discouraged and unhappy, Sam visits the country home of some friends who are staging an amateur play, where he sees Molly, whose car has broken down nearby. Captain Jack Bagnal, Molly's old suitor, unintentionally wanders into her room, where Sam, disguised as a tramp for the play, is hiding, and the two, imagining him a burglar, tie his hands with her silk stockings and lock him in a room. To explain Jack's presence in Molly's room to his distressed fiancée, Pamela Bristowe, Jack and Molly tell the guests about the burglar, but Sam has escaped. When he reappears wearing Molly's stockings, all is explained, and Sam and Molly call their neighborhood vicar to remarry them. +

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