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16 Oct 20
p. 2089.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2497.
MPW
25 Sep 20
p. 530.
Variety
12 Nov 20
p. 36.
Wid's
5 Sep 20
p. 25.
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Based on the short story "Myra Meets His Family" by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Saturday Evening Post (20 Mar 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
19 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15588
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,800
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After wealthy young socialite Myra Hastings ensnares her latest victim, Kent Whitney, the son of an "oil can millionaire," Bob Harkness, one of her rejected suitors, warns Kent of Myra's flirtatious and fickle nature. Together they concoct a scheme to teach her a lesson. Kent invites Myra home to meet his family, and she goes, expecting to find an atmopshere of elegance and refinement. Instead, she is greeted by Kent's eccentric father, who affronts her with crude jokes; Kent's mother is introduced reclining on a couch, surrounded by yapping dogs. Upon discovering that the evening was a ruse, Myra decides to retaliate. She hires a fake minister, pretends to marry Kent and then deserts him, leaving behind a message explaining that the ceremony was a farce. Kent pursues Myra and persuades her that a real marriage is in ... +


After wealthy young socialite Myra Hastings ensnares her latest victim, Kent Whitney, the son of an "oil can millionaire," Bob Harkness, one of her rejected suitors, warns Kent of Myra's flirtatious and fickle nature. Together they concoct a scheme to teach her a lesson. Kent invites Myra home to meet his family, and she goes, expecting to find an atmopshere of elegance and refinement. Instead, she is greeted by Kent's eccentric father, who affronts her with crude jokes; Kent's mother is introduced reclining on a couch, surrounded by yapping dogs. Upon discovering that the evening was a ruse, Myra decides to retaliate. She hires a fake minister, pretends to marry Kent and then deserts him, leaving behind a message explaining that the ceremony was a farce. Kent pursues Myra and persuades her that a real marriage is in order. +

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