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The 6 Sep 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review identified the upcoming film as Here's How, which was the title of the short story the screenplay was based on.
       In the printed version of the AFI Catalog for the 1920s, published in 1997, Leo E. Kuter receives credit as Art Director. The source of this credit has not been determined. E. E. Sheeley receives the Art Director credit on the film, and there is no mention of Leo E. Kuter . The character played by Ward Crane was referred to as "Benny Kingsley" in the printed version of the AFI Catalog, however the character is identified as "Bert Kingsley" in the ... More Less

The 6 Sep 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review identified the upcoming film as Here's How, which was the title of the short story the screenplay was based on.
       In the printed version of the AFI Catalog for the 1920s, published in 1997, Leo E. Kuter receives credit as Art Director. The source of this credit has not been determined. E. E. Sheeley receives the Art Director credit on the film, and there is no mention of Leo E. Kuter . The character played by Ward Crane was referred to as "Benny Kingsley" in the printed version of the AFI Catalog, however the character is identified as "Bert Kingsley" in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
6 Sep 1924
p. 19.
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Dec 1924
p. 52.
Film Daily
30 Nov 1924.
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New York Times
1 Jul 1925
p. 16.
Variety
8 Jul 1925.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Here's How
Release Date:
1 March 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures
Copyright Date:
22 November 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20808
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,184
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Though they are old enough to know better, John and Myrtle Herrington keep pace with their son, Jack, on his endless round of drinking bouts and jazz parties. When Jack encounters Cathleen Gillis, a childhood chum who has just returned from boarding school, he begins to follow her around. Cathleen's father, Martin Gillis, objects to Jack's attentions to his daughter and warns the girl against him. Despite this advice, Cathleen is attracted to Jack and tries to reform him; he promises to give up his way of life but soon relapses. Cathleen forgives him; and, in need of, and filled with love for, each other, the young couple elope. Angered by his daughter's sudden marriage, Martin Gillis pays a visit to the elder Herringtons and bitterly condemns the quality of their lives. John and Myrtle at first resent the attack; but, when Gillis leaves, they slowly become convinced of the error of their ways and decide to act their ... +


Though they are old enough to know better, John and Myrtle Herrington keep pace with their son, Jack, on his endless round of drinking bouts and jazz parties. When Jack encounters Cathleen Gillis, a childhood chum who has just returned from boarding school, he begins to follow her around. Cathleen's father, Martin Gillis, objects to Jack's attentions to his daughter and warns the girl against him. Despite this advice, Cathleen is attracted to Jack and tries to reform him; he promises to give up his way of life but soon relapses. Cathleen forgives him; and, in need of, and filled with love for, each other, the young couple elope. Angered by his daughter's sudden marriage, Martin Gillis pays a visit to the elder Herringtons and bitterly condemns the quality of their lives. John and Myrtle at first resent the attack; but, when Gillis leaves, they slowly become convinced of the error of their ways and decide to act their age. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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