Life's Darn Funny (1921)

Comedy | 1 August 1921

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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Life's Darn Funny was in its fifth week of production. An item in that same issue mentioned that the company had recently returned to the studio from filming exteriors on Catalina Island, ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Life's Darn Funny was in its fifth week of production. An item in that same issue mentioned that the company had recently returned to the studio from filming exteriors on Catalina Island, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 8.
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Tech dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Caretakers Within" by Christine Jope Slade in Saturday Evening Post (5 Feb 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 August 1921
Production Date:
began mid March 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
25 July 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16807
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Zoe Robert, a young violinist, has nothing suitable to wear at a concert, her artist friend Clay Warwick improvises a gown from several yards of brocade to provide a sensation. Considering Clay a genius of design, Zoe takes advantage of the offer of a prima donna's apartment and goes into partnership with Clay to design clothes for wealthy customers. Their materials are charged to the account of the absent friend, but when their customers neglect to pay their bills, a collection agency strips the apartment of its furnishings. All looks bleak until celebrated art critic Prince Karamazov assures their future by ordering a new gown for his ... +


When Zoe Robert, a young violinist, has nothing suitable to wear at a concert, her artist friend Clay Warwick improvises a gown from several yards of brocade to provide a sensation. Considering Clay a genius of design, Zoe takes advantage of the offer of a prima donna's apartment and goes into partnership with Clay to design clothes for wealthy customers. Their materials are charged to the account of the absent friend, but when their customers neglect to pay their bills, a collection agency strips the apartment of its furnishings. All looks bleak until celebrated art critic Prince Karamazov assures their future by ordering a new gown for his daughter. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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