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This was the last picture Olive Thomas made before her death. The title Everybody's Sweetheart was also used as the working title of an earlier Selznick film starring Elsie Janis and released as A Regular Girl (see ... More Less

This was the last picture Olive Thomas made before her death. The title Everybody's Sweetheart was also used as the working title of an earlier Selznick film starring Elsie Janis and released as A Regular Girl (see below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Oct 20
p. 2092.
MPN
16 Oct 20
p. 3075.
MPW
16 Oct 20
p. 996.
Wid's
24 Oct 20
p. 4.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 October 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15643
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When the benign headmistress of the county poor farm is discharged and replaced with a tyrant, John and Mary, two orphans who have lived there since infancy, decide to run away. Accompanied by a feeble old corporal from the farm, they are forced to seek refuge at the home of General Phillip Bingham when the old soldier becomes ill. After the corporal's death, the general promises to care for the two waifs. Mary becomes his protégée, and John his gardener. Friction develops between the two newcomers and Willing and his wife Jessica, a couple living with the general who hope to inherit his wealth, until one day the general notices a close resemblance between a portrait of his deceased son and John. It is discovered then that John is actually the general's grandson. Thus legitimized, John weds Mary, and the general is pleased with his newly acquired ... +


When the benign headmistress of the county poor farm is discharged and replaced with a tyrant, John and Mary, two orphans who have lived there since infancy, decide to run away. Accompanied by a feeble old corporal from the farm, they are forced to seek refuge at the home of General Phillip Bingham when the old soldier becomes ill. After the corporal's death, the general promises to care for the two waifs. Mary becomes his protégée, and John his gardener. Friction develops between the two newcomers and Willing and his wife Jessica, a couple living with the general who hope to inherit his wealth, until one day the general notices a close resemblance between a portrait of his deceased son and John. It is discovered then that John is actually the general's grandson. Thus legitimized, John weds Mary, and the general is pleased with his newly acquired family. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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