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P. G. Wodehouse's novel originally appeared in serial form in The Saturday Evening Post . Wodehouse's story was filmed again by RKO in 1937, with Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine and directed by George ... More Less

P. G. Wodehouse's novel originally appeared in serial form in The Saturday Evening Post . Wodehouse's story was filmed again by RKO in 1937, with Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine and directed by George Stevens. More Less

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ETR
1 Nov 19
p. 1869.
MPN
25 Oct 19
p. 3198.
New York Morning Telegraph
19 Oct 1919.
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Variety
19 Sep 1920.
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Wid's
19 Oct 19
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse (New York, 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 October 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
18 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LU14897
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maud Marsh, the daughter of eccentric millionaire John Marsh, is strictly supervised by her aunt Caroline Byng, who is plotting to marry her son Reggie to Maud. Defying her aunt, Maud sneaks off to New York City to meet with her sweetheart Geoffrey, whom she has not seen in a year. Once there, she discovers that her brother Percy is following her and, seeking refuge, she escapes into a taxi occupied by musical comedy composer George Bevan, who promptly falls in love with her. To be near Maud, Bevan rents a house on the Marshcliffe estate, but she rejects his advances until she finally sees Geoffrey and discovers that he has become fat and repulsive. With her father's intervention, Maude discovers her love for Bevan and the two ... +


Maud Marsh, the daughter of eccentric millionaire John Marsh, is strictly supervised by her aunt Caroline Byng, who is plotting to marry her son Reggie to Maud. Defying her aunt, Maud sneaks off to New York City to meet with her sweetheart Geoffrey, whom she has not seen in a year. Once there, she discovers that her brother Percy is following her and, seeking refuge, she escapes into a taxi occupied by musical comedy composer George Bevan, who promptly falls in love with her. To be near Maud, Bevan rents a house on the Marshcliffe estate, but she rejects his advances until she finally sees Geoffrey and discovers that he has become fat and repulsive. With her father's intervention, Maude discovers her love for Bevan and the two marry. +

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