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DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Jul 1918
p. 368
ETR
13 Jul 1918
p. 472
Motog
13 Jul 1918
p. 55
MPN
13 Jul 1918
p. 254
MPW
13 Jul 1918
p. 249, 255
NYDM
20 Jul 1918
p. 89
Variety
12 Jul 1918
p. 35
Wid's
14 Jul 1918
pp. 21-22
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Opportunity" by Edgar Franklin (pseud. of Edgar Franklin Stearns) in All-Story Weekly (20 Jan-10 Feb 1917).
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Release Date:
1 July 1918
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Date
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Metro Pictures Corp.
28 June 1918
LP12614
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When Henry Clay Willard refuses to allow his athletically inclined daughter Mary to attend a prizefight, she goes to the bout dressed in her brother's clothes. Next to her sits wealthy businessman Anthony Fry, who, believing that opportunity knocks only once, decides to give the "boy" his big chance. Anthony takes Mary to his apartment, where the house detective, troubled by the "boy's" strange appearance, begins an investigation. A series of misunderstandings follows, during which Anthony's visiting friend, Johnson Bowler, nearly loses his new wife Beatrice, who arrives unexpectedly to discover a woman in the apartment, and finally, Mary's father is called. Upon his arrival, all is explained, and Anthony and Mary decide to take advantage of the strange opportunity that brought them ...

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When Henry Clay Willard refuses to allow his athletically inclined daughter Mary to attend a prizefight, she goes to the bout dressed in her brother's clothes. Next to her sits wealthy businessman Anthony Fry, who, believing that opportunity knocks only once, decides to give the "boy" his big chance. Anthony takes Mary to his apartment, where the house detective, troubled by the "boy's" strange appearance, begins an investigation. A series of misunderstandings follows, during which Anthony's visiting friend, Johnson Bowler, nearly loses his new wife Beatrice, who arrives unexpectedly to discover a woman in the apartment, and finally, Mary's father is called. Upon his arrival, all is explained, and Anthony and Mary decide to take advantage of the strange opportunity that brought them together.

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