Piccadilly Jim (1919)

Comedy | December 1919

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HISTORY

Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in 1919. Wodehouse's novel was published in serial form by The Saturday Evening Post . Scenes from the film were shot on the streets and in the subways of New York City. The name of the actor playing Peter Pett is spelled William Daze in all contemporary reviews. M-G-M remade Wodehouse's novel in 1936 with Robert Montgomery starring and Robert Z. Leonard ... More Less

Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in 1919. Wodehouse's novel was published in serial form by The Saturday Evening Post . Scenes from the film were shot on the streets and in the subways of New York City. The name of the actor playing Peter Pett is spelled William Daze in all contemporary reviews. M-G-M remade Wodehouse's novel in 1936 with Robert Montgomery starring and Robert Z. Leonard directing. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Sep 19
p. 1122 (ad insert).
ETR
13 Jan 20
p. 615.
MPN
10 Jan 20
p. 611.
MPN
24 Nov 17
p. 19.
MPW
10 Jan 20
p. 187.
MPW
17 Jan 20
pp. 464-65.
Variety
6 Feb 20
p. 53.
Wid's
8 Feb 20
p. 8.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14521
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

American newspaper reporter Jim Crocker's madcap escapades in London earn him notoriety and the nickname "Piccadilly Jim." When he overhears his American cousin by marriage, Ann Chester, giving her candid opinion of him, he decides to return to America to try to reform. He meets Ann on the boat, using another name. Unable to find work in New York, he goes to his stepaunt Mrs. Peter Pett's home to be near Ann. Jim then helps Ann kidnap pampered cousin Ogden Pett whose overindulgence has created disruption in the household. The plans fail, despite Ogden's consent to the kidnapping in return for half the ransom money, but Jim succeeds in winning Ann's ... +


American newspaper reporter Jim Crocker's madcap escapades in London earn him notoriety and the nickname "Piccadilly Jim." When he overhears his American cousin by marriage, Ann Chester, giving her candid opinion of him, he decides to return to America to try to reform. He meets Ann on the boat, using another name. Unable to find work in New York, he goes to his stepaunt Mrs. Peter Pett's home to be near Ann. Jim then helps Ann kidnap pampered cousin Ogden Pett whose overindulgence has created disruption in the household. The plans fail, despite Ogden's consent to the kidnapping in return for half the ransom money, but Jim succeeds in winning Ann's affections. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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