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DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jul 19
p. 633.
MPN
26 Jul 19
p. 933.
MPW
26 Jul 19
p. 581, 583
Wid's
13 Jul 19
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13968
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Twin brothers Nelson and J. Barrington Drake return home to celebrate their parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. Barrington, a successful oil magnate, suggests to Nelson, a quiet country parson plagued with a dwindling flock of parishioners, that methods of salesmanship could successfully be applied to the ministry. To test this, Barrington goes to his brother's church posing as Nelson. Barrington's unorthodox sermons and use of a jazz band with the choir, attract curiousity seekers to fill the normally vacant pews. He falls in love with Bessie Judd, the sister of Nelson's fiancée Kitty, after kissing her by mistake. When the deacon of the church, Abel Cruck, and his son attempt to buy the church property because of oil underneath it, Barrington notifies Nelson, who returns and exposes the Crucks' plot to the community. At the end, Barrington marries Bessie, and Nelson marries Kitty, who was the only one in the town not fooled by the brothers' ... +


Twin brothers Nelson and J. Barrington Drake return home to celebrate their parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. Barrington, a successful oil magnate, suggests to Nelson, a quiet country parson plagued with a dwindling flock of parishioners, that methods of salesmanship could successfully be applied to the ministry. To test this, Barrington goes to his brother's church posing as Nelson. Barrington's unorthodox sermons and use of a jazz band with the choir, attract curiousity seekers to fill the normally vacant pews. He falls in love with Bessie Judd, the sister of Nelson's fiancée Kitty, after kissing her by mistake. When the deacon of the church, Abel Cruck, and his son attempt to buy the church property because of oil underneath it, Barrington notifies Nelson, who returns and exposes the Crucks' plot to the community. At the end, Barrington marries Bessie, and Nelson marries Kitty, who was the only one in the town not fooled by the brothers' ruse. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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