Dangerous to Men (1920)

Comedy | April 1920

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Eliza Comes to Stay . Some scenes in the film were shot at Pleasanton, near Hueneme and at Oxnard, CA. Pre-production news items stated that W. A. Howell had been engaged to direct the film. It is possible that W. C. Dowlan, who is credited in ads and a review as the director, took over during the production. One review credits Edwin Carewe with the direction, but his participation has not been ... More Less

The working title of this film was Eliza Comes to Stay . Some scenes in the film were shot at Pleasanton, near Hueneme and at Oxnard, CA. Pre-production news items stated that W. A. Howell had been engaged to direct the film. It is possible that W. C. Dowlan, who is credited in ads and a review as the director, took over during the production. One review credits Edwin Carewe with the direction, but his participation has not been confirmed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Apr 20
p. 2281.
MPN
3 Jan 20
p. 461.
MPN
28 Feb 20
p. 2156.
MPN
28 Dec 19
p. 21.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3324.
MPN
24 Apr 20
p. 3737.
MPN
8 May 20
p. 3324.
MPW
24 Apr 20
p. 598.
New York Morning Telegraph
11 Apr 1920.
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Variety
11 Jun 20
p. 35.
Wid's
18 Apr 20
p. 3.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the play Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond (London, 2 Dec 1913).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 April 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15049
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,981
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When noted scientist John Vandam dies in the Orient, he leaves the guardianship of his eighteen-year-old daughter to his old friend Sandy Verrall. Sandy believes that Eliza is a little girl and so prepares for the arrival of a child. Displeased with the situation, Eliza decides to dress and act like a kid so that Sandy will tire of her and send her away. Eliza does everything she can to annoy Sandy, but when she detects that his fiancée Vera is only after his money, Eliza also discovers that she has fallen in love with her guardian. In an effort to expose Vera's avaricious nature, Eliza vamps Sandy's rich Uncle Gregory, whom Vera is also chasing. Sandy then realizes Vera's fickleness and his love for Eliza, and the two ... +


When noted scientist John Vandam dies in the Orient, he leaves the guardianship of his eighteen-year-old daughter to his old friend Sandy Verrall. Sandy believes that Eliza is a little girl and so prepares for the arrival of a child. Displeased with the situation, Eliza decides to dress and act like a kid so that Sandy will tire of her and send her away. Eliza does everything she can to annoy Sandy, but when she detects that his fiancée Vera is only after his money, Eliza also discovers that she has fallen in love with her guardian. In an effort to expose Vera's avaricious nature, Eliza vamps Sandy's rich Uncle Gregory, whom Vera is also chasing. Sandy then realizes Vera's fickleness and his love for Eliza, and the two marry. +

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