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The stage play was based on Edna Ferber's "Emma McChesney" stories, published in The Saturday Evening Post , and novels, published around 1912. Some reviews give a release date of 18 Aug ... More Less

The stage play was based on Edna Ferber's "Emma McChesney" stories, published in The Saturday Evening Post , and novels, published around 1912. Some reviews give a release date of 18 Aug 1918. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Aug 18
p. 1089.
ETR
14 Sep 18
p. 1228.
MPN
31 Aug 18
p. 1367.
MPW
12 Oct 18
p. 158 (ad insert).
MPW
14 Sep 18
p. 1613.
New York Times
19 Aug 18
p. 7.
NYDM
31 Aug 18
p. 319.
Variety
23 Aug 18
p. 40.
Wid's
25 Aug 18
pp. 27-28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 September 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Mrs. Emma McChesney is a determined and successful traveling saleswoman for T. A. Buck's Featherbloom Petticoat Company. When Buck dies and his son, T. A. Buck, Jr., takes charge, the company suffers and Emma nearly accepts a job offer from Buck's rival, Abel Fromkin. On her last sales trip, however, she learns that her son Jack has married chorus girl Vera Sherwood, and because Buck demonstrates such concern for the boy, Emma decides to remain with him. Distraught that Jack has married so young, Emma sends the bride away to boarding school while Jack takes a job with the company. Later Emma discovers that the firm is approaching bankruptcy, so she invents a new skirt which, as modeled by Vera and promoted by Jack, rocks the fashion world and saves Buck's company. Having fallen in love with Emma, Buck proposes and she ... +


Mrs. Emma McChesney is a determined and successful traveling saleswoman for T. A. Buck's Featherbloom Petticoat Company. When Buck dies and his son, T. A. Buck, Jr., takes charge, the company suffers and Emma nearly accepts a job offer from Buck's rival, Abel Fromkin. On her last sales trip, however, she learns that her son Jack has married chorus girl Vera Sherwood, and because Buck demonstrates such concern for the boy, Emma decides to remain with him. Distraught that Jack has married so young, Emma sends the bride away to boarding school while Jack takes a job with the company. Later Emma discovers that the firm is approaching bankruptcy, so she invents a new skirt which, as modeled by Vera and promoted by Jack, rocks the fashion world and saves Buck's company. Having fallen in love with Emma, Buck proposes and she accepts. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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