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The working title of this film was At the Barn . Anita Loos, in her biography of the Talmadge sisters, states that she and John Emerson wrote the scenario, and that Emerson supervised the ... More Less

The working title of this film was At the Barn . Anita Loos, in her biography of the Talmadge sisters, states that she and John Emerson wrote the scenario, and that Emerson supervised the production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Feb 20
p. 1003.
MPN
13 Dec 19
p. 4300.
MPN
3 Jan 20
pp. 358-59.
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 2401.
MPN
7 Feb 20
p. 1400.
MPW
10 Jan 20
p. 212.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 939.
New York Times
26 Jan 20
p. 16.
Variety
6 Feb 20
p. 53.
Wid's
1 Feb 20
p. 19.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
At The Barn
Release Date:
12 January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph M. Schenck
Copyright Date:
12 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14689
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Elevated to stardom under the patronage of wealthy Reginald Clonbarry, Broadway chorus girl Lillums Blair flees her patron's advances when he demands payment for services rendered. Boarding a passing wagon, Lillums ends up at the country house of three confirmed bachelors, Billy Crane, Jimby Lewis and Kenneth Maxwell. When Lillums begs for their protection, Jimby informs Clonbarry that she is an old friend who is visiting for two weeks. Clonbarry leaves and Lillums accepts the invitation, gradually winning Kenneth's heart until his mother arrives and accuses the actress of scheming to marry her son. Lillums counters this accusation by arranging for Clonbarry to visit and for Kenneth to overhear her rejection of his proposals. Thus reassured, Kenneth proposes and Lillums accepts him on the ... +


Elevated to stardom under the patronage of wealthy Reginald Clonbarry, Broadway chorus girl Lillums Blair flees her patron's advances when he demands payment for services rendered. Boarding a passing wagon, Lillums ends up at the country house of three confirmed bachelors, Billy Crane, Jimby Lewis and Kenneth Maxwell. When Lillums begs for their protection, Jimby informs Clonbarry that she is an old friend who is visiting for two weeks. Clonbarry leaves and Lillums accepts the invitation, gradually winning Kenneth's heart until his mother arrives and accuses the actress of scheming to marry her son. Lillums counters this accusation by arranging for Clonbarry to visit and for Kenneth to overhear her rejection of his proposals. Thus reassured, Kenneth proposes and Lillums accepts him on the spot. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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