The Amateur Adventuress (1919)

Comedy | 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Camera
13 Apr 1919
p. 3
Camera
18 May 1919
p. 10
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
24 May 1919
p. 41
Exhibitors Herald and Motography
31 May 1919
p. 63
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 May 1919
p. 1831
Motion Picture News
12 Apr 1919
p. 2316
Motion Picture News
17 May 1919
p. 3277
Motion Picture News
24 May 1919
p. 3437
Motion Picture News
14 Jun 1919
p. 3952
Moving Picture World
29 Mar 1919
p. 1794
Moving Picture World
12 Apr 1919
p. 266
Moving Picture World
17 May 1919
p. 1070
Variety
9 May 1919
p. 53
Variety
13 Oct 1919
p. 16
Wid's Daily
18 Apr 1919
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Wid's Daily
22 Apr 1919
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Amateur Adventuress" by Thomas Edgelow in Young's Magazine (Oct 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1919
Premiere Information:
release: 28 April 1919 or 5 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13721
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

William Claxtonbury, the elderly, lecherous head of the Working Girls' Welfare Association, flirts with his pretty clients and gives plainer applicants an inspirational pamphlet. Claxtonbury's stenographer, Norma Wood, is engaged to George Goodie, a sanctimonius, miserly clerk, who looks forward to her continued employment after their marriage. Determined to have a fling at life, Norma walks out on Goodie and charges a number of gowns to Claxtonbury. In her finery she visits a restaurant, where she meets Oliver Morley. Oliver's sister, Mrs. Sentel, a wealthy widow whose two passions in life are her son Gregory and "the movies," hires Norma for $5,000 to lure Gregory from his portly sweetheart, a delicatessen owner's daughter. Using tips found in How to Win a Man in 48 Hours , written by a "picture vamp," Norma succeeds and Gregory proposes to her. Norma, however, realizes that she has fallen in love with Oliver and confesses all to him. Her love is reciprocated and Norma and Oliver plan to ... +


William Claxtonbury, the elderly, lecherous head of the Working Girls' Welfare Association, flirts with his pretty clients and gives plainer applicants an inspirational pamphlet. Claxtonbury's stenographer, Norma Wood, is engaged to George Goodie, a sanctimonius, miserly clerk, who looks forward to her continued employment after their marriage. Determined to have a fling at life, Norma walks out on Goodie and charges a number of gowns to Claxtonbury. In her finery she visits a restaurant, where she meets Oliver Morley. Oliver's sister, Mrs. Sentel, a wealthy widow whose two passions in life are her son Gregory and "the movies," hires Norma for $5,000 to lure Gregory from his portly sweetheart, a delicatessen owner's daughter. Using tips found in How to Win a Man in 48 Hours , written by a "picture vamp," Norma succeeds and Gregory proposes to her. Norma, however, realizes that she has fallen in love with Oliver and confesses all to him. Her love is reciprocated and Norma and Oliver plan to marry. +

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