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After the film was released with the title Nobody Home , the title was soon changed to Out of Luck , to accomodate Guy Bolton who wrote to the producers that his play entitled Nobody Home had been produced not long ... More Less

After the film was released with the title Nobody Home , the title was soon changed to Out of Luck , to accomodate Guy Bolton who wrote to the producers that his play entitled Nobody Home had been produced not long before. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Sep 19
p. 1173.
MPN
6 Sep 19
p. 2049.
MPW
6 Sep 19
p. 1527.
New York Times
18 May 1919.
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Variety
29 Aug 19
p. 67.
Wid's
31 Aug 19
p. 9.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Nobody Home
Out of Luck
Release Date:
24 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
D. W. Griffith
Copyright Date:
18 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14086
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,794
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Superstitious Frances Wadsworth runs her life according to cards, signs, and dream books. Seeing that Venus is ascendant, she encourages her friend Florence Wellington to elope. After the cards predict that a blonde-haired man will attract her, Frances meets blonde Malcolm Dale at Florence's wedding, and although she makes him wait until the stars are right before they kiss, they fall in love. Unfortunately Frances' cards predict that a blonde woman will enter Malcolm's life. When Malcolm has to escort a blonde overweight millionaire's daughter, Frances is irritated until her cards predict that a dark man will be attracted to her. A brunette fortune hunter appears, and she accepts his marriage proposal, but she breaks their engagement when a black cat crosses their path. After she goes to spend a night alone in Florence's apartment, Malcolm comes, and both of them are knocked out by burglars. When they revive, they decide to marry. Frances postpones the wedding night, however, because of ... +


Superstitious Frances Wadsworth runs her life according to cards, signs, and dream books. Seeing that Venus is ascendant, she encourages her friend Florence Wellington to elope. After the cards predict that a blonde-haired man will attract her, Frances meets blonde Malcolm Dale at Florence's wedding, and although she makes him wait until the stars are right before they kiss, they fall in love. Unfortunately Frances' cards predict that a blonde woman will enter Malcolm's life. When Malcolm has to escort a blonde overweight millionaire's daughter, Frances is irritated until her cards predict that a dark man will be attracted to her. A brunette fortune hunter appears, and she accepts his marriage proposal, but she breaks their engagement when a black cat crosses their path. After she goes to spend a night alone in Florence's apartment, Malcolm comes, and both of them are knocked out by burglars. When they revive, they decide to marry. Frances postpones the wedding night, however, because of rain. +

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

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