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Margaret Mayo's play may have been titled Poor Boob! Wanda Hawley's character, originally Celie Jennings in the play, was called Hope Marsh in an early scenario and in contemporary ... More Less

Margaret Mayo's play may have been titled Poor Boob! Wanda Hawley's character, originally Celie Jennings in the play, was called Hope Marsh in an early scenario and in contemporary reviews. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Apr 19
p. 1127, 1367
MPN
5 Apr 19
p. 2181.
MPW
19 Apr 19
p. 430.
Wid's
22 Mar 19
p. 1643.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 January 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13339
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,307
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Self-effacing Simpson Hightower leaves his small village after he loses his father's canning factory to Stephen Douglas, who also wins Simpson's plump girlfriend Tiny. Simpson then goes to work in a New York provisions office along with stenographer Hope and office boy Jimmy. Hope and Jimmy scheme to introduce Simpson as a silent partner when the Danish consul proposes a large contract. After a series of errors, Simpson is discharged and persuaded by his friends to return to his home town posing as a successful businessman accompanied by his secretary, "Pep," and valet, Jimmy. With their help, Simpson manages to get the Danish contract and buy his factory back. He also outgrows his love for Tiny, who has gained even more weight, and recognizes his love for ... +


Self-effacing Simpson Hightower leaves his small village after he loses his father's canning factory to Stephen Douglas, who also wins Simpson's plump girlfriend Tiny. Simpson then goes to work in a New York provisions office along with stenographer Hope and office boy Jimmy. Hope and Jimmy scheme to introduce Simpson as a silent partner when the Danish consul proposes a large contract. After a series of errors, Simpson is discharged and persuaded by his friends to return to his home town posing as a successful businessman accompanied by his secretary, "Pep," and valet, Jimmy. With their help, Simpson manages to get the Danish contract and buy his factory back. He also outgrows his love for Tiny, who has gained even more weight, and recognizes his love for "Pep." +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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