When Doctors Disagree (1919)

Comedy | 25 May 1919

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HISTORY

This was Victor L. Schertzinger's first film directed at Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Scenes of the film were shot on the grounds of the Whittier State Reform School in Whittier, CA, and in the woods of the San Bernadino mountains. The film had unannounced pre-release showings in Pasadena and ... More Less

This was Victor L. Schertzinger's first film directed at Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Scenes of the film were shot on the grounds of the Whittier State Reform School in Whittier, CA, and in the woods of the San Bernadino mountains. The film had unannounced pre-release showings in Pasadena and Harlem. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
16 May 19
p. 52.
MPW
3 May 19
p. 701.
MPW
24 May 19
p. 1238.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Star Series Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
PRODUCTION MISC
Loc
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13711
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the May Day celebration at Ferryville, Millie Martin, whose stingy father will not buy her proper clothes, watches as Violet Henry, the daughter of the town's richest man, is pushed into a stagnant pool by the village bolshevik. The story amuses Millie's father, who gives her a dollar, with which she buys beauty cream in preparation for her first railway journey. On the train, Millie meets John Turner, a carpet layer disguised as a doctor. Earlier, John fought a man caught cheating at poker. He took his uncle's railway ticket and doctor's bag when he thought the cheater was killed. After Millie feigns a toothache to get John's attention, her father, to avoid a doctor's bill, gives her chewing tobacco as a remedy. When she swallows it, and John orders an operation, the train stops at a nearby sanitarium. After Millie escapes, and John finds her in a room with a baby, they both explain. John is mistaken for a burglar, and after his uncle arrives to straighten matters out, John and Millie are free to pursue ... +


During the May Day celebration at Ferryville, Millie Martin, whose stingy father will not buy her proper clothes, watches as Violet Henry, the daughter of the town's richest man, is pushed into a stagnant pool by the village bolshevik. The story amuses Millie's father, who gives her a dollar, with which she buys beauty cream in preparation for her first railway journey. On the train, Millie meets John Turner, a carpet layer disguised as a doctor. Earlier, John fought a man caught cheating at poker. He took his uncle's railway ticket and doctor's bag when he thought the cheater was killed. After Millie feigns a toothache to get John's attention, her father, to avoid a doctor's bill, gives her chewing tobacco as a remedy. When she swallows it, and John orders an operation, the train stops at a nearby sanitarium. After Millie escapes, and John finds her in a room with a baby, they both explain. John is mistaken for a burglar, and after his uncle arrives to straighten matters out, John and Millie are free to pursue romance. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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