Manhattan Madness (1916)

Comedy | 1 October 1916

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HISTORY

This film was remade by Fine Arts in 1925 under the same title. That picture was directed by John McDermott and starred Jack Dempsey and Estelle Taylor (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ). ...

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This film was remade by Fine Arts in 1925 under the same title. That picture was directed by John McDermott and starred Jack Dempsey and Estelle Taylor (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Sep 16
p. 784.
MPN
30 Sep 16
p. 2058.
MPW
7 Oct 16
p. 138.
New York Times
11 Sep 16
p. 7.
NYDM
17 Nov 16
p. 26.
Variety
22 Sep 16
p. 41.
Wid's
21 Sep 16
p. 976.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 October 1916
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 10 Sep 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A few years after escaping from the monotony of high society and moving West to become a cowboy, Steve O'Dare returns to New York to visit some friends. Although he soon tires of "sissified" Eastern ways, his friends assure him that, if he remains in New York, he will have the thrill of his life. Steve grudgingly believes them, and then decides to introduce himself to Count Marinoff's beautiful ward, whom he saw in a posh restaurant. When he arrives at the count's mansion, however, Steve is attacked by a dozen men, whom he eventually fights off. Then his friends greet him and tell Steve that this was the thrill that they arranged for him. Hoping to get even, Steve decides to demonstrate how things are done on the range, so he calls in some local cowboys to hold his friends at bay, kidnaps a very willing ward, and then sends word that he has married ...

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A few years after escaping from the monotony of high society and moving West to become a cowboy, Steve O'Dare returns to New York to visit some friends. Although he soon tires of "sissified" Eastern ways, his friends assure him that, if he remains in New York, he will have the thrill of his life. Steve grudgingly believes them, and then decides to introduce himself to Count Marinoff's beautiful ward, whom he saw in a posh restaurant. When he arrives at the count's mansion, however, Steve is attacked by a dozen men, whom he eventually fights off. Then his friends greet him and tell Steve that this was the thrill that they arranged for him. Hoping to get even, Steve decides to demonstrate how things are done on the range, so he calls in some local cowboys to hold his friends at bay, kidnaps a very willing ward, and then sends word that he has married her.

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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