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First National produced a sound and dialogue adaptation of the play in 1930. That film, entitled Loose Ankles, was directed by Ted Wilde and starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young (see ... More Less

First National produced a sound and dialogue adaptation of the play in 1930. That film, entitled Loose Ankles, was directed by Ted Wilde and starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Loretta Young (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Dec 1926.
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New York Times
16 Nov 1926
p. 25.
Variety
17 Nov 1926
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
PRODUCTION MISC
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Loose Ankles by Sam Janney (New York, 16 Aug 1926).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 December 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 November 1926
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 October 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23240
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,119
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Faced by the stipulation of a will that she be married within 3 days, Ann Harper plots with her cousin, Betty, to get herself "compromised" in order to force the consent of their disgruntled spinster aunts to a marriage--to be followed, as soon as possible, by a divorce. Gil Barry, a jobless and hungry country lad, is befriended by Terry and Andy, two unscrupulous cake-eaters who make the acquaintance of the spinsters (Katherine and Sarah) and take them on a spree. They promote Gil as a young man willing to be "compromised," and he is effectively vamped by Ann. The spinsters confront Ann and her unwilling lover and declare him to be ineligible; Ann declares she will nevertheless marry him, forfeiting the fortune; but Andy and Terry force them to relent and are amply rewarded by ... +


Faced by the stipulation of a will that she be married within 3 days, Ann Harper plots with her cousin, Betty, to get herself "compromised" in order to force the consent of their disgruntled spinster aunts to a marriage--to be followed, as soon as possible, by a divorce. Gil Barry, a jobless and hungry country lad, is befriended by Terry and Andy, two unscrupulous cake-eaters who make the acquaintance of the spinsters (Katherine and Sarah) and take them on a spree. They promote Gil as a young man willing to be "compromised," and he is effectively vamped by Ann. The spinsters confront Ann and her unwilling lover and declare him to be ineligible; Ann declares she will nevertheless marry him, forfeiting the fortune; but Andy and Terry force them to relent and are amply rewarded by Ann. +

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