With Neatness and Dispatch (1918)

Comedy | 15 April 1918

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HISTORY

One reviewer noted that Roberts' story was entitled "Breaking Into Eden." ...

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One reviewer noted that Roberts' story was entitled "Breaking Into Eden."

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Apr 1918
p. 1577, 1606
ETR
27 Apr 1918
p. 1689
MPN
27 Apr 1918
pp. 2526-27
MPW
11 May 1918
p. 902
MPW
4 May 1918
pp. 745-46
Variety
19 Apr 1918
p. 43
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
BRAND NAME
All-Star Series
All-Star Series
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
William S. Davis
Dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "With Neatness and Dispatch" by Kenneth L. Roberts in The Saturday Evening Post (2 Feb 1918).
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Release Date:
15 April 1918
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Copyright Info
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Date
Copyright Number
Metro Pictures Corp.
9 April 1918
LP12288
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Mary and Geraldine Ames live with their Aunt Letitia, a man-hater, on a luxurious estate called "Eden." The only men allowed on the grounds are the chauffeur and the gardener, actually crooks who hope to rob the wealthy old woman. When Aunt Letitia intercepts a note from Mary's secret sweetheart, John Pierce, the girl is locked in her room. The outraged Geraldine, sent to New York to engage a servant, instead asks her friend, Police Commissioner Roger Burgess, to hire a reformed crook who will pose as the servant while helping Mary to escape with John. Paul Donaldson, Burgess' nephew, overhears Geraldine's odd request and, struck by her beauty, asks his uncle if he might masquerade as the crook. "With neatness and dispatch," Paul then frees Mary, captures the real crooks in the act of robbing Aunt Letitia's safe and wins Geraldine's ...

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Mary and Geraldine Ames live with their Aunt Letitia, a man-hater, on a luxurious estate called "Eden." The only men allowed on the grounds are the chauffeur and the gardener, actually crooks who hope to rob the wealthy old woman. When Aunt Letitia intercepts a note from Mary's secret sweetheart, John Pierce, the girl is locked in her room. The outraged Geraldine, sent to New York to engage a servant, instead asks her friend, Police Commissioner Roger Burgess, to hire a reformed crook who will pose as the servant while helping Mary to escape with John. Paul Donaldson, Burgess' nephew, overhears Geraldine's odd request and, struck by her beauty, asks his uncle if he might masquerade as the crook. "With neatness and dispatch," Paul then frees Mary, captures the real crooks in the act of robbing Aunt Letitia's safe and wins Geraldine's heart.

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Crime


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