The Fourteenth Lover (1922)

Comedy | 9 January 1922

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writer:

Edith Kennedy

Cinematographer:

John Arnold

Production Designer:

A. F. Mantz

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a studio chart in the 30 Jul 1921 Camera, The Fourteenth Lover was in its second week of production at Metro Studio in Hollywood, CA.
       The review in the 3 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News praised actress Viola Dana for giving her dependably peppy "sub-deb" performance, but called the film a "single track in plot and incident, and any patron can tell the outcome far in advance." ... More Less

According to a studio chart in the 30 Jul 1921 Camera, The Fourteenth Lover was in its second week of production at Metro Studio in Hollywood, CA.
       The review in the 3 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News praised actress Viola Dana for giving her dependably peppy "sub-deb" performance, but called the film a "single track in plot and incident, and any patron can tell the outcome far in advance." More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
30 Jul 1921
p. 11.
Motion Picture News
3 Dec 1921
p. 2986.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Fourteenth Lover" by Alice D. G. Miller (publication date undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 January 1922
Production Date:
began late July 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
4 January 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17442
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,180
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Vi Marchmont, who has thirteen suitors and is becoming interested in a fourteenth, is ordered by her father and Aunt Letitia to call a halt. With the aid of the family doctor, Vi convinces the family that she has a heart ailment and is sent to the country to recuperate. Once there, she takes an interest in Richard Hardy, the gardener on her father's estate, but Vi's aunt discharges Hardy when she discovers Vi's infatuation with him. Van Ness, a wealthy young suitor, tries to convince Vi that Hardy is married; Vi, however, learns housekeeping, confident that Hardy will return. Hardy obtains a landscaping job, but confides his unhappiness to his mother, who visits Vi. In spite of Hardy's objections, Vi spends the night at his house, while he sleeps in her roadster. The following morning Vi informs him that she will not be happy until they are married, and they agree to ... +


Vi Marchmont, who has thirteen suitors and is becoming interested in a fourteenth, is ordered by her father and Aunt Letitia to call a halt. With the aid of the family doctor, Vi convinces the family that she has a heart ailment and is sent to the country to recuperate. Once there, she takes an interest in Richard Hardy, the gardener on her father's estate, but Vi's aunt discharges Hardy when she discovers Vi's infatuation with him. Van Ness, a wealthy young suitor, tries to convince Vi that Hardy is married; Vi, however, learns housekeeping, confident that Hardy will return. Hardy obtains a landscaping job, but confides his unhappiness to his mother, who visits Vi. In spite of Hardy's objections, Vi spends the night at his house, while he sleeps in her roadster. The following morning Vi informs him that she will not be happy until they are married, and they agree to elope. +

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