Doris Pennington is committed to an insane asylum by her aunt, who hopes to take over Doris's fortune. Upon arrival at the asylum, however, Doris convinces the staff that the nurse who ... See full summary »

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Doris Pennington is committed to an insane asylum by her aunt, who hopes to take over Doris's fortune. Upon arrival at the asylum, however, Doris convinces the staff that the nurse who accompanies her is actually the patient and she the nurse. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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2 November 1919 (USA)  »

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Un revenant plein d'esprit  »

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Turning the Tables (1919) -- Lost Film ?
18 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Heiress Doris Pennington ( Dorothy Gish ) lives next door to Monty Feverill ( Raymond Cannon ), whose mother ( Eugenie Besserer ) has made him believe he is a chronic invalid. Doris is committed to an asylum by her scheming guardian aunt, who has fallen under the spell of a fake spiritualist, Prof. Freno Palmer ( George Fawcett ), who, in turn, has designs on the wealthy Doris. At the sanitarium, Doris convinces the authorities that the nurse accompanying her is the expected patient, and Doris is installed as nurse. Prof. Palmer has himself committed in order to be near Doris. Monty is also committed to the asylum by his mother because of his strange behaviour after seeing Doris. Doris persuades the head doctor that her aunt is a patient, and she, too, is locked up. Believing the aunt to be an heiress, the asylum proprietor marries her. Monty and Doris escape and are married.

This 1920 silent starring Dorothy Gish was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and scenario by Lois Zellner. The status of this film is now listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may be a lost silent film.


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