His House in Order (1920)

Drama | March 1920

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HISTORY

A Parisian ballroom set was built at the then-defunct Triangle studios in Yonkers, NY for this production. Other scenes were shot in and around New York City and at the home of George Marshall Allen in Convent, NJ. Pinero's play was also the basis for a 1928 British film starring Tallulah Bankhead and Ian Hunter and directed by Randle ... More Less

A Parisian ballroom set was built at the then-defunct Triangle studios in Yonkers, NY for this production. Other scenes were shot in and around New York City and at the home of George Marshall Allen in Convent, NJ. Pinero's play was also the basis for a 1928 British film starring Tallulah Bankhead and Ian Hunter and directed by Randle Ayrton. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Mar 20
p. 1445.
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 2391.
MPN
20 Mar 20
p. 2783.
MPW
24 Jun 20
p. 1137.
New York Morning Telegraph
14 Mar 1920.
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Variety
12 Mar 20
p. 53.
Wid's
14 Mar 20
p. 13.
DETAILS
Release Date:
March 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14684
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nina Graham, left penniless after the sudden death of her father, accepts a position as governess to Derek Jesson, the young son of parliament member Filmer Jesson. When Annabelle, his wife, is killed in an auto accident on the eve of her elopement with an army officer, Filmer, observing Derek's fondness for his governess, proposes to Nina. While honeymooning in Paris, Filmer becomes outraged when his wife insists upon attending a fancy dress ball, and begins to compare Nina unfavorably to his first wife. When they return to England, Nina overhears Filmer confiding to his brother Hillary that he has made a mistake in marrying her, and she prepares to leave. Luckily, before her departure, Filmer discovers some old love letters which betray Annabelle's infidelity, and he finally realizes that with Nina his house is truly in ... +


Nina Graham, left penniless after the sudden death of her father, accepts a position as governess to Derek Jesson, the young son of parliament member Filmer Jesson. When Annabelle, his wife, is killed in an auto accident on the eve of her elopement with an army officer, Filmer, observing Derek's fondness for his governess, proposes to Nina. While honeymooning in Paris, Filmer becomes outraged when his wife insists upon attending a fancy dress ball, and begins to compare Nina unfavorably to his first wife. When they return to England, Nina overhears Filmer confiding to his brother Hillary that he has made a mistake in marrying her, and she prepares to leave. Luckily, before her departure, Filmer discovers some old love letters which betray Annabelle's infidelity, and he finally realizes that with Nina his house is truly in order. +

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