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The 7 May 1921 Motion Picture News reported that Will Rogers began production "last Wednesday." which would have been 28 Apr or 4 May 1921. John Bowers was listed as one of the cast members, but he was not in the final credits.
       A Poor Relation was the centerpiece of the show at the Capitol Theatre on Broadway in New York City, according to the 5 Apr 1922 FD. Other films included a nature short called Goose Safari, followed by the Mack Sennett comedy short, The Duck Hiunter, and a "fantasy of song and dance numbers" called "Way Down Upon the Swanee ... More Less

The 7 May 1921 Motion Picture News reported that Will Rogers began production "last Wednesday." which would have been 28 Apr or 4 May 1921. John Bowers was listed as one of the cast members, but he was not in the final credits.
       A Poor Relation was the centerpiece of the show at the Capitol Theatre on Broadway in New York City, according to the 5 Apr 1922 FD. Other films included a nature short called Goose Safari, followed by the Mack Sennett comedy short, The Duck Hiunter, and a "fantasy of song and dance numbers" called "Way Down Upon the Swanee River." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Apr 1922
p. 4.
Motion Picture News
7 May 1921
p. 2940.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play A Poor Relation, Comedy Drama in Three Acts by Edward E. Kidder (c7 Mar 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1921
Production Date:
began 28 April or 4 May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
29 November 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17243
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,609
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Slaving to perfect an invention, Noah Vale tries to keep two orphans--Rip and Patch--and himself by peddling books and is helped by Scallops, a girl who occasionally brings them food. He appeals to Fay, a wealthy relative, for help in marketing his invention and arouses the interest of Fay's pretty daughter. Sterrett, Fay's partner, steals the model but returns it when he discovers it to be worthless. Johnny Smith, Fay's secretary, is fired when he proposes to the boss's daughter; and visiting Vale's attic, he is comforted by his epigrams. Johnny takes them to a newspaper editor, and they are so successful that both Smith and Vale are hired. Vale decides to give up inventing for writing, and Johnny marries Miss Fay despite her father's ... +


Slaving to perfect an invention, Noah Vale tries to keep two orphans--Rip and Patch--and himself by peddling books and is helped by Scallops, a girl who occasionally brings them food. He appeals to Fay, a wealthy relative, for help in marketing his invention and arouses the interest of Fay's pretty daughter. Sterrett, Fay's partner, steals the model but returns it when he discovers it to be worthless. Johnny Smith, Fay's secretary, is fired when he proposes to the boss's daughter; and visiting Vale's attic, he is comforted by his epigrams. Johnny takes them to a newspaper editor, and they are so successful that both Smith and Vale are hired. Vale decides to give up inventing for writing, and Johnny marries Miss Fay despite her father's opposition. +

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