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HISTORY

The film utilized art titles that consisted of cartoons of the principal characters drawn by artist Frank Currier. Although reviews credit only Marshall Neilan with direction, news items note that Victor Heerman co-directed with Neilan, and the copyright catalog lists both men as directors. Some scenes in the film were shot at the Douglas Fairbanks studios in ... More Less

The film utilized art titles that consisted of cartoons of the principal characters drawn by artist Frank Currier. Although reviews credit only Marshall Neilan with direction, news items note that Victor Heerman co-directed with Neilan, and the copyright catalog lists both men as directors. Some scenes in the film were shot at the Douglas Fairbanks studios in Hollywood. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 May 20
p. 2519.
MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 890.
MPN
1 May 20
p. 3901.
MPW
31 Oct 20
p. 16.
New York Morning Telegraph
25 Apr 1920.
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New York Times
19 Apr 20
p. 13.
Variety
23 Apr 20
p. 44.
Wid's
25 Apr 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Marshall Neilan Productions
Copyright Date:
3 January 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17265
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,518
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When eccentric Colonel Wynn threatens to kill Joe Benson if he marries his daughter Dorothy, the couple wed secretly. Their honeymoon at a resort is interrupted by Barbara Dow, a friend who threatens to expose the marriage unless Joe announces that Barbara is his wife. Then Myra Gray, a divorced friend of Joe, appears, followed by her enraged ex-husband, who believes that Joe has stolen his wife's affections. Joe and Dorothy attempt to escape the ensuing chaos, and after a series of misadventures, the colonel becomes enamored of Myra and accepts his daughter's ... +


When eccentric Colonel Wynn threatens to kill Joe Benson if he marries his daughter Dorothy, the couple wed secretly. Their honeymoon at a resort is interrupted by Barbara Dow, a friend who threatens to expose the marriage unless Joe announces that Barbara is his wife. Then Myra Gray, a divorced friend of Joe, appears, followed by her enraged ex-husband, who believes that Joe has stolen his wife's affections. Joe and Dorothy attempt to escape the ensuing chaos, and after a series of misadventures, the colonel becomes enamored of Myra and accepts his daughter's marriage. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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