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The 17 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News announced that Thomas Meighan was "beginning work" on The Proxy Daddy with Leatrice Joy and director Alfred Green. The 24 Dec 1921 Moving Picture World placed the beginning of filming at "the first of this week."
       Three weeks after the 24 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News noted that the production had gone to Arizona to film exteriors, the 14 Jan 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review announced that the company was "Back from Arizona, where they had a lot of rain but succeeded in getting what they went for." The production was "now at work on interior scenes at the Lasky studio" in ... More Less

The 17 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News announced that Thomas Meighan was "beginning work" on The Proxy Daddy with Leatrice Joy and director Alfred Green. The 24 Dec 1921 Moving Picture World placed the beginning of filming at "the first of this week."
       Three weeks after the 24 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News noted that the production had gone to Arizona to film exteriors, the 14 Jan 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review announced that the company was "Back from Arizona, where they had a lot of rain but succeeded in getting what they went for." The production was "now at work on interior scenes at the Lasky studio" in Hollywood. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
14 Jan 1922
p. 465.
Motion Picture News
17 Dec 1921
p. 3229.
Moving Picture World
24 Dec 1921
p. 941.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Proxy Daddy
Release Date:
28 May 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca29 Apr 1922
Production Date:
Dec 1921 -- Jan 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 May 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17871
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,229
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Richard Chester, a mineowner in the South, is engaged to Ethel McVae, a poor girl. He is secretly loved, however, by Sally Lockwood, his secretary. Chester's mine is threatened by bandits, and his foreman, Joe Pelton, who cares for five motherless children, saves Chester's life but is himself mortally wounded; and his dying request is that Chester adopt his children. Since Chester's fiancée does not agree to the adoption, he places the children in schools except for the baby, which is cared for by Sally. The day before the wedding, Chester and baby contract mumps, and when Ethel finds Sally nursing them both, she breaks the engagement. Chester gathers the children and plans to be a bachelor daddy, but finding that he needs Sally's help, he falls in love with her and marries ... +


Richard Chester, a mineowner in the South, is engaged to Ethel McVae, a poor girl. He is secretly loved, however, by Sally Lockwood, his secretary. Chester's mine is threatened by bandits, and his foreman, Joe Pelton, who cares for five motherless children, saves Chester's life but is himself mortally wounded; and his dying request is that Chester adopt his children. Since Chester's fiancée does not agree to the adoption, he places the children in schools except for the baby, which is cared for by Sally. The day before the wedding, Chester and baby contract mumps, and when Ethel finds Sally nursing them both, she breaks the engagement. Chester gathers the children and plans to be a bachelor daddy, but finding that he needs Sally's help, he falls in love with her and marries her. +

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