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One source credits the scenario to Rex Taylor and Nita ... More Less

One source credits the scenario to Rex Taylor and Nita O'Neil. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Aug 1926.
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New York Times
13 Oct 1926
p. 21.
Variety
29 Dec 1926
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
[Scenario]
[Scenario]
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Doubling for Lora" by Peggy Gaddis in Breezy Stories (1 Apr 1925).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 December 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 June 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22811
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,603
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Barrett, a motion picture press agent, noting Frances Norcross' resemblance to film star Daphne Dix, offers her passes to the star's personal appearance. While waiting for her fiancé, Johnny Young, Frances is offered $1,000 to impersonate Daphne and successfully appears in her place, assuaging the fears of Myers, a producer, who knows Daphne is with millionaire Harmon on a yacht. Reporter J. Q. Adams has his suspicions aroused and sends a cub reporter to impersonate Daphne's husband. At Daphne's apartment, Adams arrives and presses Barrett for an interview with the star. Frances is confronted by the reporter and manages to bluff her way; Harmon arrives to ask forgiveness, and he is followed by his wife, then Johnny, both demanding explanations. Frances exchanges places with the real Daphne, and, after she explains, all ends ... +


Tom Barrett, a motion picture press agent, noting Frances Norcross' resemblance to film star Daphne Dix, offers her passes to the star's personal appearance. While waiting for her fiancé, Johnny Young, Frances is offered $1,000 to impersonate Daphne and successfully appears in her place, assuaging the fears of Myers, a producer, who knows Daphne is with millionaire Harmon on a yacht. Reporter J. Q. Adams has his suspicions aroused and sends a cub reporter to impersonate Daphne's husband. At Daphne's apartment, Adams arrives and presses Barrett for an interview with the star. Frances is confronted by the reporter and manages to bluff her way; Harmon arrives to ask forgiveness, and he is followed by his wife, then Johnny, both demanding explanations. Frances exchanges places with the real Daphne, and, after she explains, all ends happily. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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