Everything But the Truth (1920)

Comedy-drama | 31 May 1920

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HISTORY

This is the first Lyons & Moran feature-length film. They earlier were known for making one and two reel comedies. It was reviewed by ETR under the erroneous title Everything But Lies ... More Less

This is the first Lyons & Moran feature-length film. They earlier were known for making one and two reel comedies. It was reviewed by ETR under the erroneous title Everything But Lies . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
22 May 20
p. 2854.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4402.
MPN
5 Jun 20
pp. 4649-51.
MPW
25 Dec 20
p. 1081.
New York Morning Telegraph
16 May 1920.
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Wid's
16 May 20
p. 7.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Everything But the Truth" by Edgar Franklin (pseud. of Edgar Franklin Stearns) in Argosy (5 Sep-27 Sep 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15152
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,775
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although the Hervey oil company is nearly bankrupt, owner Bill Hervey is unconcerned because he is about to be married to Helen Gray and can think of nothing else. One day, while visiting his newly purchased home in the suburbs, he meets his neighbor, newlywed Annabelle Eaton, who asks Bill for a ride to a nearby chicken farm. Bill agrees, but when they reach the farm, they are locked in a room by a lunatic and forced to remain there overnight. When they finally escape the next day, the two are hard-pressed to explain to their respective mates where they have spent the night, until a doctor comes along and explains that the lunatic was his patient and that he will pay damages for their inconvenience. With this satisfactory explanation, the couples are reconciled, and the damages Bill collects save his ... +


Although the Hervey oil company is nearly bankrupt, owner Bill Hervey is unconcerned because he is about to be married to Helen Gray and can think of nothing else. One day, while visiting his newly purchased home in the suburbs, he meets his neighbor, newlywed Annabelle Eaton, who asks Bill for a ride to a nearby chicken farm. Bill agrees, but when they reach the farm, they are locked in a room by a lunatic and forced to remain there overnight. When they finally escape the next day, the two are hard-pressed to explain to their respective mates where they have spent the night, until a doctor comes along and explains that the lunatic was his patient and that he will pay damages for their inconvenience. With this satisfactory explanation, the couples are reconciled, and the damages Bill collects save his company. +

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