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The character of Josephine Pollock was played by Grace LaRue, a vaudeville star who adopted the name of Stella Gray for this film. A pre-release trade article states that Maude Fealy was to play the role later filled by ... More Less

The character of Josephine Pollock was played by Grace LaRue, a vaudeville star who adopted the name of Stella Gray for this film. A pre-release trade article states that Maude Fealy was to play the role later filled by LaRue. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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ETR
29 Mar 19
p. 1295.
MPN
1 Mar 19
p. 1326.
MPN
5 Apr 19
p. 2187.
MPW
19 Apr 19
pp. 365-66, 428
Variety
28 Mar 19
p. 93.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "That's Good" by Richard Washburn Child in The Saturday Evening Post (29 May 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13551
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Good-natured Marcellus Starr, the proprietor of a small town men's furnishing store, answers "That's good" to everything. A group of city crooks decide to fleece him of his life's savings, and send beautiful Josephine Pollock and Barrett Prentice to call on him. They find him an easy target, and Marcellus is so smitten with Josephine that he willingly accompanies her to Chicago. The scheme is to convince him he could make a fortune enlarging his business when actually he is backing a fake horse race. When Marcellus goes home with Josephine to get the money, she meets his orphaned niece Alice, whose money is also to be used. Josephine realizes what a fine man she is swindling and that she is falling in love with him. Marcellus admits that he was on to her all the time, but he was determined to reform her and make her his wife. Both are happy that he has ... +


Good-natured Marcellus Starr, the proprietor of a small town men's furnishing store, answers "That's good" to everything. A group of city crooks decide to fleece him of his life's savings, and send beautiful Josephine Pollock and Barrett Prentice to call on him. They find him an easy target, and Marcellus is so smitten with Josephine that he willingly accompanies her to Chicago. The scheme is to convince him he could make a fortune enlarging his business when actually he is backing a fake horse race. When Marcellus goes home with Josephine to get the money, she meets his orphaned niece Alice, whose money is also to be used. Josephine realizes what a fine man she is swindling and that she is falling in love with him. Marcellus admits that he was on to her all the time, but he was determined to reform her and make her his wife. Both are happy that he has succeeded. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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