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Some exterior scenes in the film were shot in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The titling and cutting of the film was done under the supervision of director Henabery and Billy Shea . This was to be the first Mildred Harris Chaplin film released by First National, but because of an accident occurring when heavy rains washed out the wall of the Mayer studios' temporary cutting room, almost half of the negative was damaged and re-takes were necessitated. Polly of the Storm Country then became Chaplin's first release. Sources conflicted in crediting Waldemar Young and Keene Thompson with the ... More Less

Some exterior scenes in the film were shot in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The titling and cutting of the film was done under the supervision of director Henabery and Billy Shea . This was to be the first Mildred Harris Chaplin film released by First National, but because of an accident occurring when heavy rains washed out the wall of the Mayer studios' temporary cutting room, almost half of the negative was damaged and re-takes were necessitated. Polly of the Storm Country then became Chaplin's first release. Sources conflicted in crediting Waldemar Young and Keene Thompson with the scenario. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Mar 20
p. 1888.
MPN
8 May 20
p. 4069.
MPW
14 Feb 20
p. 1080.
MPW
21 Feb 20
p. 1242.
Variety
16 Jul 20
p. 32.
Wid's
9 May 20
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
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PRODUCTION MISC
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Inferior Sex by Frank Slayton (New York, 24 Jan 1910).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 March 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,685
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When his honeymoon is over, Knox Randall shifts his attention from his wife Ailsa to his business. Feeling neglected, Ailsa accepts her sister-in-law Clarissa's advice that a little jealousy might re-ignite her husband's interest. Undertaking a harmless flirtation with playboy Porter Maddox, Ailsa discovers that Clarissa has fallen madly in love with Maddox, who is using her to accumulate confidential information regarding Wall Street secrets. When Ailsa overhears Clarissa making plans to elope with Maddox, she hurries to save her sister-in-law. Rumor spreads that Ailsa is a faithless wife and, upon hearing the gossip, George Mott-Smith, Clarissa's husband, notifies Knox and the two set out to intercept the guilty pair. Once they overtake the threesome, Ailsa tells all and Knox finally realizes the value of his ... +


When his honeymoon is over, Knox Randall shifts his attention from his wife Ailsa to his business. Feeling neglected, Ailsa accepts her sister-in-law Clarissa's advice that a little jealousy might re-ignite her husband's interest. Undertaking a harmless flirtation with playboy Porter Maddox, Ailsa discovers that Clarissa has fallen madly in love with Maddox, who is using her to accumulate confidential information regarding Wall Street secrets. When Ailsa overhears Clarissa making plans to elope with Maddox, she hurries to save her sister-in-law. Rumor spreads that Ailsa is a faithless wife and, upon hearing the gossip, George Mott-Smith, Clarissa's husband, notifies Knox and the two set out to intercept the guilty pair. Once they overtake the threesome, Ailsa tells all and Knox finally realizes the value of his wife. +

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