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The Fable of the Uplifter and His Dandy Little Opus (1917)

Once there was a Lit'ry Guy. Ever since his stuff had been shot back by a Mere Editor he had billed himself as an Author. His wife was a Gumpf. At every Tea and Cookie Carnival the Lit'ry ... See full summary »

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The Lit'ry Guy
Jane Thomas ...
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Thomas Commerford ...
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Bert Weston ...
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Once there was a Lit'ry Guy. Ever since his stuff had been shot back by a Mere Editor he had billed himself as an Author. His wife was a Gumpf. At every Tea and Cookie Carnival the Lit'ry Guy was hailed as a Hero. One day he dashed off an operetta. Then came a day when the great work was ready to be launched with a loud splash. But a cruel theater manager suggested that he sell the manuscript to the rag man. The Lit'ry Guy decided to have the play done by Local Amateurs rather than see it lost to the World. After the Home Talent bunch pulled the Affair, the trusty Liars boosted it something scandalous. There was no holding the Lit'ry Guy now. He finally found a Manager who had a lot of courage in risking other people's money. The Opening Night the House was mostly paper. Next day the Critics classified the show as a Persimmon. Then the Manager got busy with the Manuscript and Blue Pencil. He hired a bunch of Chorus Kickers to Kick Pep into the piece. The Lit'ry Guy protested in vain ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1 December 1917 (USA)  »

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