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The Summary for this unviewed film was based on reviews in the 22 Oct 1922 FD, 28 Oct 1022 Exhibitors Trade Review, and 4 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Herald.
       The 22 Jul 1922 Exhibitors Herald announced that actor Wallace Reid had just begun filming Clarence, and the 11 Aug 1922 FD noted the film was completed.
       An item in the 24 Jun 1922 Camera noted that Theodore Roberts was in the cast, but he was not listed in final credits.
       Clarence was star Wallace Reid’s penultimate film, and was in theaters when he died on 18 Jan 1923, at age thirty-one, from the effects of morphine ... More Less

The Summary for this unviewed film was based on reviews in the 22 Oct 1922 FD, 28 Oct 1022 Exhibitors Trade Review, and 4 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Herald.
       The 22 Jul 1922 Exhibitors Herald announced that actor Wallace Reid had just begun filming Clarence, and the 11 Aug 1922 FD noted the film was completed.
       An item in the 24 Jun 1922 Camera noted that Theodore Roberts was in the cast, but he was not listed in final credits.
       Clarence was star Wallace Reid’s penultimate film, and was in theaters when he died on 18 Jan 1923, at age thirty-one, from the effects of morphine addiction. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
24 Jun 1922
p. 4.
Exhibitors Herald
22 Jul 1922
p. 44.
Exhibitors Herald
4 Nov 1922
p. 60.
Exhibitors Herald
2 Dec 1922
p. 6.
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Oct 1922
p. 1429.
Film Daily
11 Aug 1922
p. 3.
Film Daily
22 Oct 1922
p. 2.
Moving Picture World
20 May 1922
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 November 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 15 October 1922
Production Date:
July - early August 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 October 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18328
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
6,146
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mr. Wheeler, the head of a temperamental family, hires wounded U.S. Army veteran Clarence Smith to do odd jobs around his house. However, Clarence enters a household in disarray: Governess Violet Pinney is resented by Mr. Wheeler’s sixteen-year-old flapper daughter, Cora, and suspected by the neglected Mrs. Wheeler to be the object of her husband’s affections. Cora’s fifteen-year-old brother, Bobby Wheeler, has been expelled from high school and is being sued by Della, the family maid, for breach of promise. Clarence falls in love with Violet and, with her help, kidnaps Cora to prevent her from eloping with Mr. Wheeler’s dishonest, former private secretary, Hubert Stem, whom Clarence beats, then shakes into submission. When Stem finds a newspaper clipping in Clarence’s pocket about an Army deserter named Charles Smith, he shows it to Mr. Wheeler and insists that Charles and Clarence are one and the same. Wheeler is inclined to believe Stem, because he has noticed his wife’s admiring glances at Clarence. However, Clarence calms down the clan by playing his saxophone, and a letter arrives addressed to “Dr. Smith,” revealing that Clarence is a well-known etymologist being offered his former job at a university. Violet accepts Clarence’s marriage proposal, and all are ... +


Mr. Wheeler, the head of a temperamental family, hires wounded U.S. Army veteran Clarence Smith to do odd jobs around his house. However, Clarence enters a household in disarray: Governess Violet Pinney is resented by Mr. Wheeler’s sixteen-year-old flapper daughter, Cora, and suspected by the neglected Mrs. Wheeler to be the object of her husband’s affections. Cora’s fifteen-year-old brother, Bobby Wheeler, has been expelled from high school and is being sued by Della, the family maid, for breach of promise. Clarence falls in love with Violet and, with her help, kidnaps Cora to prevent her from eloping with Mr. Wheeler’s dishonest, former private secretary, Hubert Stem, whom Clarence beats, then shakes into submission. When Stem finds a newspaper clipping in Clarence’s pocket about an Army deserter named Charles Smith, he shows it to Mr. Wheeler and insists that Charles and Clarence are one and the same. Wheeler is inclined to believe Stem, because he has noticed his wife’s admiring glances at Clarence. However, Clarence calms down the clan by playing his saxophone, and a letter arrives addressed to “Dr. Smith,” revealing that Clarence is a well-known etymologist being offered his former job at a university. Violet accepts Clarence’s marriage proposal, and all are reconciled. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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