Pardon My French (1921)

Comedy | November 1921

Director:

Sidney Olcott

Writer:

Harry O. Hoyt

Producer:

Messmore Kendall

Cinematographer:

John Stumar

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Polly in the Pantry" by Edward Childs Carpenter (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
22 September 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16981
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,500
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Polly, ingenue of a show troupe that is stranded in a small town, returns to New York broke. She and Bunny obtain jobs as French maid and butler with a nouveau riche Kansas family, the Hawkers. Polly meets the neighbor, MacGillicuddy, a famous actor; and the Hawker son, Zeke, unsuccessfully attempts to attract her attentions. At a party given by Mrs. Hawker, Zeke denounces her to the guests as the maid; and when Mrs. Hawker's jewels are stolen, Polly is suspected and arrested. But Polly recognizes the Countess Carstairs and the Marquis de Void, "patrons" of the Hawkers, in the rogues' gallery. Polly and the police arrive in time to prevent the marriage of Zeke and the phony countess. The crooks are arrested, and Mac and Polly are ... +


Polly, ingenue of a show troupe that is stranded in a small town, returns to New York broke. She and Bunny obtain jobs as French maid and butler with a nouveau riche Kansas family, the Hawkers. Polly meets the neighbor, MacGillicuddy, a famous actor; and the Hawker son, Zeke, unsuccessfully attempts to attract her attentions. At a party given by Mrs. Hawker, Zeke denounces her to the guests as the maid; and when Mrs. Hawker's jewels are stolen, Polly is suspected and arrested. But Polly recognizes the Countess Carstairs and the Marquis de Void, "patrons" of the Hawkers, in the rogues' gallery. Polly and the police arrive in time to prevent the marriage of Zeke and the phony countess. The crooks are arrested, and Mac and Polly are united. +

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