Upstairs (1919)

Comedy | 3 August 1919

Writer:

Robert Hill

Production Designer:

Hugo Ballin

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
10 Jan 1920
p. 14
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
14 Jun 1919
p. 57
Exhibitors Trade Review
30 Aug 1919
p. 1077
Motion Picture News
2 Aug 1919
p. 1138
Motion Picture News
30 Aug 1919
p. 1875
Motion Picture News
13 Sep 1919
p. 2214
Motion Picture News
4 Oct 1919
p. 2828
Moving Picture World
7 Jun 1919
p. 1540
Moving Picture World
14 Jun 1919
p. 1674
Moving Picture World
30 Aug 1919
p. 1370
New York Morning Telegraph
31 Aug 1918
p. 1301, 1310
New York Times
18 Aug 1919
p. 9
Variety
22 Aug 1919
p. 77
Wid's Daily
14 Aug 1919
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Wid's Daily
31 Aug 1919
p. 19
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14004
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While working as a dishwasher in a fashionable New York hotel, Elsie MacFarland often sneaks upstairs to enviously peek at the people dancing to jazz music. Seeing the attractive Elsie dressed in a boy's uniform, wealthy Lemuel Stallings wagers a friend that he can get Elsie onto the dance floor. After exchanging clothes with a bell-hop and winning Elsie's favor, Lemuel gives her a dress which Eloise Barrison, an heiress planning to elope with her father's ex-chauffeur, gives him to clean. After obtaining the high-heeled slippers of an overweight woman resting her feet, Elsie is mistaken for Eloise by house detective Murphy, who is trying to stop the elopement. Elsie escapes from Murphy, but the chauffeur, seeing Eloise's dress, follows her into a room. Their subsequent fight is interrupted when Lemuel enters. Although the chauffeur knocks Lemuel out, Elsie, swinging from a chandelier, kicks the chauffeur in the jaw. After Eloise's father gives Elsie a $5,000 reward, she accepts Lemuel's ... +


While working as a dishwasher in a fashionable New York hotel, Elsie MacFarland often sneaks upstairs to enviously peek at the people dancing to jazz music. Seeing the attractive Elsie dressed in a boy's uniform, wealthy Lemuel Stallings wagers a friend that he can get Elsie onto the dance floor. After exchanging clothes with a bell-hop and winning Elsie's favor, Lemuel gives her a dress which Eloise Barrison, an heiress planning to elope with her father's ex-chauffeur, gives him to clean. After obtaining the high-heeled slippers of an overweight woman resting her feet, Elsie is mistaken for Eloise by house detective Murphy, who is trying to stop the elopement. Elsie escapes from Murphy, but the chauffeur, seeing Eloise's dress, follows her into a room. Their subsequent fight is interrupted when Lemuel enters. Although the chauffeur knocks Lemuel out, Elsie, swinging from a chandelier, kicks the chauffeur in the jaw. After Eloise's father gives Elsie a $5,000 reward, she accepts Lemuel's proposal. +

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