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ETR
14 Feb 20
p. 1101.
MPN
7 Feb 20
p. 1456.
MPN
14 Feb 20
p. 1553.
MPN
29 Aug 1920.
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MPN
20 Mar 20
p. 2790.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 941.
Variety
12 Mar 20
p. 53.
Wid's
14 Mar 20
p. 7.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 February 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 February 1920
Copyright Number:
LP17831
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,822
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Henry Carpenter and his wife Millicent are the envy of their exclusive suburban set because of their abundant wine cellar, a blessing in the face of the recent prohibition against alcohol initiated by the Volstead Act. In reality, Henry is down to his last few bottles, and, faced with an impending dinner party, he decides to save face by denouncing the evils of drink. His impassioned speech earns him the support of the Prohibition party for a Congressional seat. Henry is relishing his popularity when his aunt discovers twenty-one cases of rare wine in the cellar, forcing the candidate to choose between political and social success. In despair, he asks the audience viewing the film, "What would you ... +


Henry Carpenter and his wife Millicent are the envy of their exclusive suburban set because of their abundant wine cellar, a blessing in the face of the recent prohibition against alcohol initiated by the Volstead Act. In reality, Henry is down to his last few bottles, and, faced with an impending dinner party, he decides to save face by denouncing the evils of drink. His impassioned speech earns him the support of the Prohibition party for a Congressional seat. Henry is relishing his popularity when his aunt discovers twenty-one cases of rare wine in the cellar, forcing the candidate to choose between political and social success. In despair, he asks the audience viewing the film, "What would you do?" +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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