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HISTORY

The name of the production company for this film was not mentioned in reviews or news items. In the spring of 1919, Constance Talmadge signed a contract with the First National Exhibitors' Circuit for the distribution of six films produced by her within the year. Her company was called the Constance Talmadge Film Co. The films were to be made in Eastern studios with Joseph Schenck as the producer. According to a modern source, Sidney Franklin was the assistant ... More Less

The name of the production company for this film was not mentioned in reviews or news items. In the spring of 1919, Constance Talmadge signed a contract with the First National Exhibitors' Circuit for the distribution of six films produced by her within the year. Her company was called the Constance Talmadge Film Co. The films were to be made in Eastern studios with Joseph Schenck as the producer. According to a modern source, Sidney Franklin was the assistant director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
29 Nov 19
p. 2243.
MPN
29 Nov 19
p. 3976.
MPW
29 Nov 19
p. 536.
New York Morning Telegraph
19 Sep 19
p. 54.
New York Times
17 Nov 19
p. 20.
Variety
21 Nov 19
p. 55.
Wid's
30 Nov 19
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 November 1919
Copyright Claimants:
Joseph M. Schenck Joseph M. Schenck
Copyright Dates:
27 October 1919 28 October 1919
Copyright Numbers:
LU14330 LU14338
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gwendolyn Armitage, the descendant of an English aristocrat, begins vamping men at the age of four when, with her sweetest smile, she induces a fireman to carry her from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to new lodgings. After business college, Gwen comes to New York with a letter of introduction to the office of Janmes Crowninshield to get a job. When she finds out that Crowninshield does not like people using connections, she tells him that her name is Nellie Jones and lands a job as a stenographer when Crowninshield's underlings fall for her smiles. After Gwen's smiles disrupt three departments, Crowinshield, who believes that sentiment should not mix with business, takes her as his own secretary. As they start to go out on Saturday nights, ostensibly to investigate the request of a shimmy dancer for insurance for her shoulders, Crowinshield unconsciously falls for Gwen. After a series of complications, Gwen accepts Crowninshield's dictated proposal and they ... +


Gwendolyn Armitage, the descendant of an English aristocrat, begins vamping men at the age of four when, with her sweetest smile, she induces a fireman to carry her from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to new lodgings. After business college, Gwen comes to New York with a letter of introduction to the office of Janmes Crowninshield to get a job. When she finds out that Crowninshield does not like people using connections, she tells him that her name is Nellie Jones and lands a job as a stenographer when Crowninshield's underlings fall for her smiles. After Gwen's smiles disrupt three departments, Crowinshield, who believes that sentiment should not mix with business, takes her as his own secretary. As they start to go out on Saturday nights, ostensibly to investigate the request of a shimmy dancer for insurance for her shoulders, Crowinshield unconsciously falls for Gwen. After a series of complications, Gwen accepts Crowninshield's dictated proposal and they marry. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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