The Chorus Girl's Romance (1920)

Comedy | 16 August 1920

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The working title of this film was Head and Shoulders ... More Less

The working title of this film was Head and Shoulders . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Aug 20
p. 1397.
MPN
28 Aug 20
p. 1751.
MPW
28 Aug 20
p. 1213.
Wid's
22 Aug 20
p. 3.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Special
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Special art setting
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the story "Head & Shoulders" by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Saturday Evening Post (21 Feb 1920).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Head and Shoulders
Release Date:
16 August 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 August 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15449
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When, on a prank, shimmy dancer Marcia Meadows visits bookworm Horace Tarbox in his Yale dormitory, Horace falls madly in love and follows her to New York where he and Marcia marry. Denounced by his wealthy father, Horace attempts to support Marcia through his writing, but all his manuscripts are rejected, and he is fired from every job. Marcia continues dancing and one night, while trying to protect her from a fervent admirer, Horace is soundly thrashed. The incident forces Horace to take up athletics, and he is offered a job as a vaudeville trapeze artist. Marcia has a baby and for amusement writes a dictionary of slang. The book is published; Marcia becomes famous, and Horace's father forgives his ... +


When, on a prank, shimmy dancer Marcia Meadows visits bookworm Horace Tarbox in his Yale dormitory, Horace falls madly in love and follows her to New York where he and Marcia marry. Denounced by his wealthy father, Horace attempts to support Marcia through his writing, but all his manuscripts are rejected, and he is fired from every job. Marcia continues dancing and one night, while trying to protect her from a fervent admirer, Horace is soundly thrashed. The incident forces Horace to take up athletics, and he is offered a job as a vaudeville trapeze artist. Marcia has a baby and for amusement writes a dictionary of slang. The book is published; Marcia becomes famous, and Horace's father forgives his son. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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