The Way of a Man with a Maid (1918)

Comedy | 29 December 1918

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ETR
11 Jan 19
p. 517.
MPN
4 Jan 19
p. 8.
MPN
11 Jan 19
p. 300.
MPW
27 Apr 18
p. 589.
MPW
11 Jan 19
p. 245.
New York Times
20 Jan 19
p. 13.
Wid's
5 Jan 19
p. 13.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Way of a Maid with a Man" by Ida M. Evans in The Saturday Evening Post (26 Jan 1918).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
29 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13019
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,418
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When shipping clerk Arthur McArney falls in love with pretty stenographer Elsa Owenson, he finds himself in stiff competition with a fat but wealthy broker named Sankey. Elsa's expensive tastes lead Arthur to spend a week's salary on an evening's entertainment, part with his watch to pay their cab fare and borrow money from his friends to buy her extravagant gifts. Finally, Arthur is forced to take on odd jobs and night duty, which so impresses his employer Hallette that he gives the clerk a small raise. After Arthur spends $200 on the proper attire to wear to a lavish Halloween party, Hallette calls him to the office at the last moment, and Elsa attends the affair with Sankey. To reward his employee's dedication, however, Hallette appoints Arthur to the post of branch manager. Upon accepting Arthur's marriage proposal, Elsa resolves henceforth to ... +


When shipping clerk Arthur McArney falls in love with pretty stenographer Elsa Owenson, he finds himself in stiff competition with a fat but wealthy broker named Sankey. Elsa's expensive tastes lead Arthur to spend a week's salary on an evening's entertainment, part with his watch to pay their cab fare and borrow money from his friends to buy her extravagant gifts. Finally, Arthur is forced to take on odd jobs and night duty, which so impresses his employer Hallette that he gives the clerk a small raise. After Arthur spends $200 on the proper attire to wear to a lavish Halloween party, Hallette calls him to the office at the last moment, and Elsa attends the affair with Sankey. To reward his employee's dedication, however, Hallette appoints Arthur to the post of branch manager. Upon accepting Arthur's marriage proposal, Elsa resolves henceforth to economize. +

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