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This was the first comedy produced by Eminent Authors Pictures, Inc. It was shot at the Goldwyn studios in Culver City, ... More Less

This was the first comedy produced by Eminent Authors Pictures, Inc. It was shot at the Goldwyn studios in Culver City, CA. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Jun 20
p. 285.
MPN
21 Feb 20
p. 1949.
MPN
5 Jun 20
p. 4582.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 922.
MPW
13 Mar 20
p. 1833.
MPW
19 Jun 20
p. 1632.
New York Morning Telegraph
6 Jun 1920.
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New York Times
5 Jun 20
p. 19.
Variety
11 Jun 20
p. 34.
Wid's
13 Jun 20
p. 5.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Rupert Hughes
Copyright Date:
4 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15215
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,833
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Madeline, feeling a great longing for the stage, runs away from her convent school to accept the offer of a despicable dancing teacher named Jahoda to appear in vaudeville with him. She soon tires of appearing in dirty second-rate music halls and, becoming frightened when Jahoda makes obvious advances towards her, returns home soon after and marries Loton. Time passes and one night Madeline is attending the opera when her back begins to itch excruciatingly. Val Romney, a man with a reputation for always doing what he wants, notices Madeline's distress and scratches her back. Later, in the lobby, she passes him a note asking him to call. He does so and discovers that Madeline is being blackmailed by Jahoda. After a series of adventures in which Loton's jealousy is aroused, Val traps Jahoda and his services are reciprocated when Madeline scratches his ... +


Madeline, feeling a great longing for the stage, runs away from her convent school to accept the offer of a despicable dancing teacher named Jahoda to appear in vaudeville with him. She soon tires of appearing in dirty second-rate music halls and, becoming frightened when Jahoda makes obvious advances towards her, returns home soon after and marries Loton. Time passes and one night Madeline is attending the opera when her back begins to itch excruciatingly. Val Romney, a man with a reputation for always doing what he wants, notices Madeline's distress and scratches her back. Later, in the lobby, she passes him a note asking him to call. He does so and discovers that Madeline is being blackmailed by Jahoda. After a series of adventures in which Loton's jealousy is aroused, Val traps Jahoda and his services are reciprocated when Madeline scratches his back. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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