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13 February 1916 (USA) See more »
A young man can only get the woman he loves if he becomes famous and manages to get his picture in the newspapers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Considering it's a Douglas Fairbanks film, I was a bit disappointed. See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Douglas Fairbanks ... Pete Prindle
Clarence Handyside ... Proteus Prindle
Rene Boucicault ... Pansy Prindle
Jean Temple ... Pearl Prindle
Charles Butler ... Cassius Cadwalader
Loretta Blake ... Christine Cadwalader
Homer Hunt ... Melville
Helena Rupport ... Olga
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry McGovern ... Terry McGovern - Referee (uncredited)
Nick Thompson ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Erich von Stroheim ... One of the Weazels (uncredited)

Directed by
John Emerson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Emerson 
Anita Loos 

Cinematography by
George W. Hill (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett J. Flynn .... assistant director (uncredited)
Erich von Stroheim .... assistant director (uncredited)
Other crew
D.W. Griffith .... supervisor

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62 min
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Considering it's a Douglas Fairbanks film, I was a bit disappointed., 20 May 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"His Picture in the Papers" is a good film. However, considering that it's a comedy starring Douglas Fairbanks (who made a bunch of excellent films--including comedies), I really expected more. Is it worth seeing? Sure...but the film SHOULD have been better.

Fairbanks plays Peter Prindle. His family has made their fortune selling vegetarian foods--much like the Kellogg's family. However, Peter thinks it's all nonsense and is seen sneaking off to buy himself a steak! In a similar situation is a girl he wants to marry--as her family is also into the vegetarian lifestyle and works with Peter's dad. However, her father isn't about to let the pair marry because Peter is a ne'er-do-well--and is known for showing up late to work and not taking the business seriously. In order to even consider letting the pair marry, Peter's been told he must get himself into the newspaper--thus drawing attention to the business. However, try as he might, again and again, he cannot get himself in the paper. Several of these attempts are funny--but several SHOULD have been a lot funnier and overall these attempts are pretty uneven. Naturally, however, by the end, Peter proves himself and gets the girl. This portion of the film is by far the best, as Fairbanks is in his element--doing some amazing stunt work.

By the way, at the end, look carefully at the Weazels (a group of extortionists)--one of them is Erich von Stroheim!

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