A Midnight Romance (1919)

Drama | 10 March 1919

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HISTORY

According to Var the film's length was 6,800 feet at its New York ... More Less

According to Var the film's length was 6,800 feet at its New York opening. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
22 Mar 19
p. 1213.
MPN
22 Mar 19
p. 1855.
MPW
22 Mar 19
p. 1696.
Variety
20 Jul 1919.
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Wid's
14 Mar 19
p. 3.
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LITERARY
Based on the story "A Midnight Romance" by Marion Orth (publication undetermined).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
10 March 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,771
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

News that the wealthy Sloan family will visit a seaside hotel encourages adventurer Blinkey Deal and his cohort Blondie Mazie to invest in smart-looking clothes and a room on the Sloan's floor, so that Mazie can land young Roger Sloan as a husband. Roger soon tires of Mazie's attentions and falls for a beautiful girl swimming in a scanty one-piece suit one moonlit evening at midnight. The girl, Marie, who has secured a job as a maid in the hotel after the ship on which she was traveling was torpedoed, carefully eludes Roger until she appears in Mazie's fancy dress at a ball and falls in love. Discovering Mazie's plan to entrap Roger into a scandalous situation, Marie informs the Sloans, saves their reputation, and disappears. Several weeks later, Roger, invited to meet a princess, is upset to see that she is Marie, but when she explains that the Bolsheviks will probably destroy her throne, they happily agree to ... +


News that the wealthy Sloan family will visit a seaside hotel encourages adventurer Blinkey Deal and his cohort Blondie Mazie to invest in smart-looking clothes and a room on the Sloan's floor, so that Mazie can land young Roger Sloan as a husband. Roger soon tires of Mazie's attentions and falls for a beautiful girl swimming in a scanty one-piece suit one moonlit evening at midnight. The girl, Marie, who has secured a job as a maid in the hotel after the ship on which she was traveling was torpedoed, carefully eludes Roger until she appears in Mazie's fancy dress at a ball and falls in love. Discovering Mazie's plan to entrap Roger into a scandalous situation, Marie informs the Sloans, saves their reputation, and disappears. Several weeks later, Roger, invited to meet a princess, is upset to see that she is Marie, but when she explains that the Bolsheviks will probably destroy her throne, they happily agree to marry. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


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Viewed by AFI
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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