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Harold MacGrath's novel and play were also the basis for the 1914 Jesse L. Lasky production of the same title, directed by Oscar C. Apfel and Wilfred Buckland and starring Max Figman (see ... More Less

Harold MacGrath's novel and play were also the basis for the 1914 Jesse L. Lasky production of the same title, directed by Oscar C. Apfel and Wilfred Buckland and starring Max Figman (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
25 Oct 1925
p. 25.
Film Daily
11 Oct 1925.
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New York Times
28 Sep 1925
p. 24.
Variety
30 Sep 1925
p. 42.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Man on the Box by Harold MacGrath (Indianapolis, 1904) and his play of the same name (New York, 3 Oct 1905).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 October 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 September 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21819
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,481
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob Warburton, a wealthy young bachelor, falls in love with Betty Annesly and, in order to be near her, talks himself into a job as her father's gardener. Betty learns of his deception and, to teach him a lesson, insists that he serve at table for an important luncheon. Bob refuses, and Count Karaloff offers the loan of his butler. Bob learns that Badkoff, the butler, is an enemy agent assigned to steal the plans for a helicopter from Betty's father, Colonel Annesly. Disguising himself, Bob poses as a maid from an employment agency and protects the plans. Bob and Betty are later ... +


Bob Warburton, a wealthy young bachelor, falls in love with Betty Annesly and, in order to be near her, talks himself into a job as her father's gardener. Betty learns of his deception and, to teach him a lesson, insists that he serve at table for an important luncheon. Bob refuses, and Count Karaloff offers the loan of his butler. Bob learns that Badkoff, the butler, is an enemy agent assigned to steal the plans for a helicopter from Betty's father, Colonel Annesly. Disguising himself, Bob poses as a maid from an employment agency and protects the plans. Bob and Betty are later married. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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