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The working title for this film was His Father's Wife . It may have been reviewed under the title The Great Match ... More Less

The working title for this film was His Father's Wife . It may have been reviewed under the title The Great Match . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jun 19
p. 131.
MPN
14 Jun 19
p. 4024, 4034
MPW
14 Jun 19
p. 1687.
Variety
18 May 1919.
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Wid's
8 Jun 19
p. 4.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
His Father's Wife
The Great Match
Release Date:
2 June 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 June 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13838
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Adrienne Le Blanc, a Swiss songstress who entertains Alpine travelers in her parent's inn, is courted by Carrington O'Connell, a young American traveling with an English social advisor to acquire polish. After Adrienne falls in love with Carrington, his advisor cautions against such a socially inadvisable match, and Carrington leaves with just a note of explanation. Adrienne accepts a contract from vaudeville agent Manny Morrison to appear in an American music hall, but she fails because she appears in too much clothing. When Adrienne next performs at the roof top Follies in a scanty costume, Carrington's father Michael, a self-made wealthy man, insists on an introduction. After Michael learns about the European episode, he and Adrienne, to upset Carrington, pretend to marry. Carrington pursues them on their "honeymoon." After overhearing their plotting, Carrington convinces his friend's wife to pose as his fiancée. When his friend objects to Carrington's vigorous lovemaking, Carrington finally gives up his desire for polish and admits that he wants only to marry ... +


Adrienne Le Blanc, a Swiss songstress who entertains Alpine travelers in her parent's inn, is courted by Carrington O'Connell, a young American traveling with an English social advisor to acquire polish. After Adrienne falls in love with Carrington, his advisor cautions against such a socially inadvisable match, and Carrington leaves with just a note of explanation. Adrienne accepts a contract from vaudeville agent Manny Morrison to appear in an American music hall, but she fails because she appears in too much clothing. When Adrienne next performs at the roof top Follies in a scanty costume, Carrington's father Michael, a self-made wealthy man, insists on an introduction. After Michael learns about the European episode, he and Adrienne, to upset Carrington, pretend to marry. Carrington pursues them on their "honeymoon." After overhearing their plotting, Carrington convinces his friend's wife to pose as his fiancée. When his friend objects to Carrington's vigorous lovemaking, Carrington finally gives up his desire for polish and admits that he wants only to marry Adrienne. +

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

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