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Exteriors for the film were shot in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD. While one contemporary review cites Schenck as the film's producer, other reviews cite Emerson and Loos as the producers. Although most reviews do not mention the stage play Information Please as the source of the story, according to MPW , Loos and Emerson "acknowledge" the play in the film. The copyright entry states that Loos and Emerson "adapted" the play, but does not credit Cowl and Murfin as ... More Less

Exteriors for the film were shot in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD. While one contemporary review cites Schenck as the film's producer, other reviews cite Emerson and Loos as the producers. Although most reviews do not mention the stage play Information Please as the source of the story, according to MPW , Loos and Emerson "acknowledge" the play in the film. The copyright entry states that Loos and Emerson "adapted" the play, but does not credit Cowl and Murfin as authors. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Sep 19
p. 1485.
MPN
27 Sep 19
p. 2663.
MPN
6 Sep 19
pp. 1426-27.
MPW
5 Dec 19
p. 60.
New York Times
15 Sep 19
p. 16.
Variety
19 Sep 19
p. 54.
Wid's
28 Sep 19
p. 3.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Supv
WRITERS
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Information Please by Jane Cowl, Jane Murfin (New York, 2 Oct 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 September 1919
Copyright Claimants:
First National Exhibitors Circuit Joseph M. Schenck
Copyright Dates:
3 September 1919 10 September 1919
Copyright Numbers:
LP14141 LU14160
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,221
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Capricious Billie Billings determines to marry bashful bachelor Senator Newton of Nevada and succeeds. She discovers on her honeymoon that her husband's secretary "Smith" is actually a woman. When the senator refuses to heed his wife's demands to fire Smith, Billie flirts with a French count and runs away with him to a country inn. The count gets drunk and Billie insists on separate rooms. Billie's friend Dr. Wise arrives at the inn with Smith, her husband and twin children, and Senator Newton. Smith assuages Billie's jealousy and then leaves the senator and his wife alone. The reunited couple depart for a second ... +


Capricious Billie Billings determines to marry bashful bachelor Senator Newton of Nevada and succeeds. She discovers on her honeymoon that her husband's secretary "Smith" is actually a woman. When the senator refuses to heed his wife's demands to fire Smith, Billie flirts with a French count and runs away with him to a country inn. The count gets drunk and Billie insists on separate rooms. Billie's friend Dr. Wise arrives at the inn with Smith, her husband and twin children, and Senator Newton. Smith assuages Billie's jealousy and then leaves the senator and his wife alone. The reunited couple depart for a second honeymoon. +

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

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