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Writers:
Harvey F. Thew (story) and
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Release Date:
May 1919 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A poor hat-check girl loses her job and is forced to get a job as a dancer at a roadhouse. There she falls in love with the son of a rich businessman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Mae Murray ... Mary McGuire
Richard Cummings ... Uncle Barney
Harry L. Rattenberry ... Pat McGuire (as Harry Rattenbury)
Edward Jobson ... Michael Calhoun

Rudolph Valentino ... Jimmy Calhoun (as Rudolpho De Valintine)
Bert Woodruff ... Musk (as Burt Woodruff)
Martha Mattox ... His Wife
William V. Mong ... Larry McKean (as William Mong)
Ivor McFadden ... Percy
Bertram Grassby ... Duke de Sauterne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satchel McVea ... Musician in I S McVea's Howdy Band
Edward Ellis ... Detective (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Alice Knowland ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
 
Writing credits
Harvey F. Thew (story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet") and
John B. Clymer (story "Kitty, Mind Your Feet")

Harvey F. Thew (scenario)

Cinematography by
Allen G. Siegler  (as Allan Zeigler)
 
Music Department
Brian Collins .... musician: clarinet (2006 alternate version)
Darcy Dennison-Harwood .... musician: cello (2006 alternate version)
Dawn Kramer .... musician: trumpet (2006 alternate version)
Mont Alto Orchestra .... orchestra (2006 alternate version) (as Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra)
Rodney Sauer .... musician: piano (2006 alternate version)
Rodney Sauer .... score compiler (2006 alternate version)
Britt Swenson .... musician: violin (2006 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
Moniek Yellow Hair .... translator: Dutch to English (2006 alternate version)
 

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Runtime:
USA:55 min (2006 alternate version) | 63 min (24 fps) | Spain:52 min (DVD edition)
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Certification:
Spain:T | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The AFI Catalogue reports a release date of May 1919. However, a 13 April 1919 article "Written on the Screen" in the New York Times mentions the film was playing at the Broadway, although it was not reviewed. A week later, a similar article mentions it was in its second week at the Broadway.See more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Mae Murray does a great Mary Pickford imitation, 21 May 2006
Author: overseer-3 from Florida

TCM broadcast this film in a grouping of Valentino films but the film really belongs to Mae Murray. I should add that Mae Murray seemed to be imitating Mary Pickford when she was in her comedy cups, down to gestures, mannerisms, facial expressions, it was uncanny. I kept visualizing Mary Pickford as I watched Mae, it was that strong.

The film is about a girl who is desperate for a well paying job and she tries out at a nightclub as a dancer. The proprietor is looking for someone "with a past", and Mae's character is a properly brought up young girl with no past at all. So she lies, pretending to be a notorious ex-lover of a duke, so that she will seem exotic enough to be hired. Her tryout test is a scream, I was laughing my head off. Eventually the real duke shows up and even though he knows she is not the same woman he had a fling with he still wants Mae. Valentino's character is jealous and a pursuit for the girl begins.

I really enjoyed the picture, and think you will too. Just don't expect the film to focus on Valentino, and you'll be OK with it. If it's true it will be included on the future Beyond the Rocks DVD it will find a whole new audience, which can only be beneficial to Mae Murray, since not a lot of her silent film work seems to be available to the public.

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