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The working title for this film was The Three Bears . Although the production was started in Jul 1918, the film was not released until Mar 1919. A synopsis of the film in the Paramount studio records written in the 1940's notes that it was acquired from M. Clark ... More Less

The working title for this film was The Three Bears . Although the production was started in Jul 1918, the film was not released until Mar 1919. A synopsis of the film in the Paramount studio records written in the 1940's notes that it was acquired from M. Clark Productions. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jul 18
p. 690.
ETR
12 Apr 19
p. 1439.
MPN
22 Mar 19
pp. 1823-25.
MPW
26 Apr 19
p. 573.
New York Times
31 Mar 19
p. 11.
Variety
4 Apr 19
p. 67.
Wid's
6 Apr 19
p. 13.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Three Bears
Release Date:
16 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13477
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,301
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Sylvia Weston is asked to take a vow to marry her aunt's choice for a husband, she responds "I do NOT" and goes to her deceased father's country home at Loon's Lake. She finds three suppers prepared, at which she nibbles, and then falls asleep. She is awakened by three women-hating men who rented the house from Sylvia's agent to find a place where they could be away from women, as each had had bad romantic experiences. Sylvia's elderly nurse arrives and the two women agree to remain in the caretaker's house. After the men drive away canoes full of women headed for the island, and a male youth attracted by Sylvia's bathing suit, they begin to grow fond of Sylvia. Christopher Kent, the youngest of the three, is visited by a married woman who earlier deceived him, but Sylvia jealously scares her away by claiming to be his fiancée. Christopher and Sylvia realize that they love each other, and at the end, are serenaded by the other ... +


When Sylvia Weston is asked to take a vow to marry her aunt's choice for a husband, she responds "I do NOT" and goes to her deceased father's country home at Loon's Lake. She finds three suppers prepared, at which she nibbles, and then falls asleep. She is awakened by three women-hating men who rented the house from Sylvia's agent to find a place where they could be away from women, as each had had bad romantic experiences. Sylvia's elderly nurse arrives and the two women agree to remain in the caretaker's house. After the men drive away canoes full of women headed for the island, and a male youth attracted by Sylvia's bathing suit, they begin to grow fond of Sylvia. Christopher Kent, the youngest of the three, is visited by a married woman who earlier deceived him, but Sylvia jealously scares her away by claiming to be his fiancée. Christopher and Sylvia realize that they love each other, and at the end, are serenaded by the other men. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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