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The 23 Feb 1924 Exhibitors Herald announced the film as an upcoming Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp. release. On 15 Mar 1924, a news brief in the Moving Picture World reported that Metro had purchased the stage play of the same name by Holman Francis Day and Jean Francois Fonson, as a vehicle for actress Viola Dana. Production would begin after Dana completed filming her current production, according to the 22 Mar 1924 Moving Picture World. That day, Exhibitors Herald listed Nelson McDowell as an additional cast member.
       One month later, the 19 Apr 1924 Exhibitors Herald announced that principal photography was currently underway. A news item in the 5 Jul 1924 Moving Picture World reported that production had finished, but cutting and editing were yet to be ... More Less

The 23 Feb 1924 Exhibitors Herald announced the film as an upcoming Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp. release. On 15 Mar 1924, a news brief in the Moving Picture World reported that Metro had purchased the stage play of the same name by Holman Francis Day and Jean Francois Fonson, as a vehicle for actress Viola Dana. Production would begin after Dana completed filming her current production, according to the 22 Mar 1924 Moving Picture World. That day, Exhibitors Herald listed Nelson McDowell as an additional cast member.
       One month later, the 19 Apr 1924 Exhibitors Herald announced that principal photography was currently underway. A news item in the 5 Jul 1924 Moving Picture World reported that production had finished, but cutting and editing were yet to be completed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
23 Feb 1924.
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Exhibitors Herald
22 Mar 1924.
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Exhibitors Herald
19 Apr 1924.
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Moving Picture World
15 Mar 1924.
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Moving Picture World
22 Mar 1924.
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Moving Picture World
5 Jul 1924.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Along Came Ruth, a Comedy in Three Acts (La Demoiselle de Magasin
comédie en trios actes) by Holman Francis Day, Jean Francois Fonson (New York, 1930).
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 November 1924
Production Date:
began April 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 August 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20501
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,000
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Arriving in Action, Maine, Ruth Ambrose finds a room above the furniture store of Israel Hubbard, who is 4 months behind in his rent. When he leaves her in charge, she promotes sales, induces a lively business by dressing up the shop, and becomes romantically involved with the storekeeper's nephew, ... +


Arriving in Action, Maine, Ruth Ambrose finds a room above the furniture store of Israel Hubbard, who is 4 months behind in his rent. When he leaves her in charge, she promotes sales, induces a lively business by dressing up the shop, and becomes romantically involved with the storekeeper's nephew, Allan. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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