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Some sources spell Katherine Lewis' name as "Catherine." News items state that Arthur S. Kane, president of Arthur S. Kane Pictures Corp., was "affiliated" with the De Havens on this production but it is unclear what his exact contribution or involvement entailed. A remake of this film was produced by First National in 1929, directed by Alfred Santell and starring Jack Mulhall and Patsy Ruth Millere (See Entry) . In 1934, Warner Bros.-First National made another version of the play in England called Life of the Party , which was directed by Ralph Dawson and starred Jerry Verno. United Artists released a third version in 1942, which starred George Brent and Joan Bennett and was directed by Tim Whelan (See ... More Less

Some sources spell Katherine Lewis' name as "Catherine." News items state that Arthur S. Kane, president of Arthur S. Kane Pictures Corp., was "affiliated" with the De Havens on this production but it is unclear what his exact contribution or involvement entailed. A remake of this film was produced by First National in 1929, directed by Alfred Santell and starring Jack Mulhall and Patsy Ruth Millere (See Entry) . In 1934, Warner Bros.-First National made another version of the play in England called Life of the Party , which was directed by Ralph Dawson and starred Jerry Verno. United Artists released a third version in 1942, which starred George Brent and Joan Bennett and was directed by Tim Whelan (See Entry).. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Sep 20
p. 1719.
MPN
11 Sep 20
p. 2127.
MPN
23 Oct 20
pp. 3154-55.
MPN
31 Jan 20
p. 679.
MPW
31 Jul 20
p. 627.
MPW
13 Nov 20
p. 248.
New York Times
1 Nov 20
p. 13.
Wid's
7 Nov 20
p. 3.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Twin Beds by Margaret Mayo and Edward Salisbury Field (New York, 14 Aug 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Carter De Haven Productions
Copyright Date:
23 March 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16307
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

The Montis and the Hawkins own identical apartments, one floor apart. One night Signor Monti comes home drunk and stumbles into the Hawkins' apartment, mistaking it for his own. Mrs. Hawkins is sound asleep and Mr. Hawkins is out of town when Monti climbs into bed. Toward morning, he is discovered by Mrs. Hawkins, but the maid has slipped in and taken his clothes. He cannot return to his own apartment wearing pajamas, so he is forced to hide when Hawkins unexpectedly returns. Meanwhile, Monti's wife has telephoned the police regarding her husband's absence and a detective has traced him to one of the apartments. Complications increase until both Hawkins and the signora conclude that he is in the apartment. The truth gradually comes out and both couples are relieved to have had twin ... +


The Montis and the Hawkins own identical apartments, one floor apart. One night Signor Monti comes home drunk and stumbles into the Hawkins' apartment, mistaking it for his own. Mrs. Hawkins is sound asleep and Mr. Hawkins is out of town when Monti climbs into bed. Toward morning, he is discovered by Mrs. Hawkins, but the maid has slipped in and taken his clothes. He cannot return to his own apartment wearing pajamas, so he is forced to hide when Hawkins unexpectedly returns. Meanwhile, Monti's wife has telephoned the police regarding her husband's absence and a detective has traced him to one of the apartments. Complications increase until both Hawkins and the signora conclude that he is in the apartment. The truth gradually comes out and both couples are relieved to have had twin beds. +

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