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The pre-release title for this film was Both Members. Another pre-release title possibly was The Scheme. ...

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The pre-release title for this film was Both Members. Another pre-release title possibly was The Scheme.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Aug 1918
p. 839
MPN
3 Aug 1918
p. 690
MPN
10 Aug 1918
p. 872
MPW
23 Feb 1918
p. 1143
MPW
17 Aug 1918
p. 1017
NYDM
17 Aug 1918
p. 240
Variety
9 Aug 1918
p. 32
Wid's
4 Aug 1918
pp. 29-30
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Both Members
The Scheme
Release Date:
29 July 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro Pictures Corp.
31 July 1918
LP12712
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,794
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Henry Burgess favors a match between his ward, Virginia Parke, and his nephew, Peter Warburton, but she is only interested in her poodle, Frou Frou, and Peter devotes all of his attention to his business. To bring them together, Uncle Henry rents twin babies of the laundrywoman, Bridget McGroghan, placing one on Peter's doorstep and the other on Virginia's. Each discovering that the other has a baby, Peter and Virginia soon begin to share their views on child rearing and matrimony, and are about to become engaged when the babies disappear. Michael McGroghan, the twins' father, hires a pair of crooks to kidnap the babies so that he may collect the $25,000 bond that has been put up by Henry for their safe return. Peter, however, tracks down the kidnappers, and after the infants are returned to their grateful mother, he and Virginia look forward to having their own ...

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Henry Burgess favors a match between his ward, Virginia Parke, and his nephew, Peter Warburton, but she is only interested in her poodle, Frou Frou, and Peter devotes all of his attention to his business. To bring them together, Uncle Henry rents twin babies of the laundrywoman, Bridget McGroghan, placing one on Peter's doorstep and the other on Virginia's. Each discovering that the other has a baby, Peter and Virginia soon begin to share their views on child rearing and matrimony, and are about to become engaged when the babies disappear. Michael McGroghan, the twins' father, hires a pair of crooks to kidnap the babies so that he may collect the $25,000 bond that has been put up by Henry for their safe return. Peter, however, tracks down the kidnappers, and after the infants are returned to their grateful mother, he and Virginia look forward to having their own babies.

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Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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