The Beloved Cheater (1919)

Comedy | December 1919

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HISTORY

The title of the film was changed from The Pleasant Devil . Stephen Fox was a pseudonym for Jules Furthman. The full name of the actor credited as "Wang" has not been determined. A pre-production news item listed as additional cast members Ulrich Busch, Walter Morosco and Mary ... More Less

The title of the film was changed from The Pleasant Devil . Stephen Fox was a pseudonym for Jules Furthman. The full name of the actor credited as "Wang" has not been determined. A pre-production news item listed as additional cast members Ulrich Busch, Walter Morosco and Mary Busch. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Aug 19
p. 1063.
ETR
6 Dec 19
p. 69.
MPN
6 Dec 19
p. 4141.
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 380.
MPW
24 Jan 20
p. 633.
Wid's
16 Nov 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Pleasant Devil
Release Date:
December 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,521
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Kingdon Challoner cannot get his fiancée Eulalie Morgan, a member of the "Anti-Kiss Cult," to kiss him, so at a dinner party, he asks playboy Bruce Sands for advice. They arrange for Sands to steal a kiss from Eulalie in the dark, quickly leave, and have Kingdon take his place. Eulalie is aroused by the kiss, but she realizes it could not have been from Kingdon. When she discovers that it was Bruce, she announces that she is in love, and breaks her engagement with Kingdon, who leaves to get his pistol. Eulalie goes to Bruce's house to warn him, discovers a woman in bed and mistakenly assumes that she is Bruce's lover, whereas she is really his sister. Kingdon arrives, Bruce pacifies him, and advises him on the proper way to kiss Eulalie. The couple are reconciled while Sands consoles himself with thoughts of the discomforts of married life and the joys of being ... +


Kingdon Challoner cannot get his fiancée Eulalie Morgan, a member of the "Anti-Kiss Cult," to kiss him, so at a dinner party, he asks playboy Bruce Sands for advice. They arrange for Sands to steal a kiss from Eulalie in the dark, quickly leave, and have Kingdon take his place. Eulalie is aroused by the kiss, but she realizes it could not have been from Kingdon. When she discovers that it was Bruce, she announces that she is in love, and breaks her engagement with Kingdon, who leaves to get his pistol. Eulalie goes to Bruce's house to warn him, discovers a woman in bed and mistakenly assumes that she is Bruce's lover, whereas she is really his sister. Kingdon arrives, Bruce pacifies him, and advises him on the proper way to kiss Eulalie. The couple are reconciled while Sands consoles himself with thoughts of the discomforts of married life and the joys of being single. +

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

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