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The Clinging Vine (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 6 September 1926 (USA)
Mannish ultra-efficient A.B. is the real force behind the Bancroft paint business. But on a weekend house-party when she overhears the boss's grandson (Jimmy)'s unflattering opinion of her ... See full summary »

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Tom Moore ...
Jimmie Bancroft
Robert Edeson ...
T.M. Bancroft
Snitz Edwards ...
Dr. A. 'Tut' Tutweiler
Toby Claude ...
Grandma Bancroft
Dell Henderson ...
B. Harvey Doolittle
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Mannish ultra-efficient A.B. is the real force behind the Bancroft paint business. But on a weekend house-party when she overhears the boss's grandson (Jimmy)'s unflattering opinion of her (unseen) lack of charms, she's hurt. Jimmy's grandmother takes her under her wing, makes her over, and teaches her to flutter her eyelashes and only say the two phrases to win a man: "Do go on!" and "Aren't you wonderful?". And Jimmy falls hard, not knowing his darling girl is the dreaded A.B. But can A.B. maintain her girlish guise while setting Jimmy on the right track to financial security and a proposal? Written by Kathy Li

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6 September 1926 (USA)  »

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Zelda Sears' play opened in New York on 25 December 1922. See more »

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Brainy, butch A.B. rules the company but longs for love.

Leatrice Joy (Mrs. John Gilbert) portrays efficient, brainy, but loveless A.B. She is the brains and the power in the Bancroft paint company, but longs for a more feminine role. Unfortunately, all the men around her (maybe all men everywhere), are hopeless chowderheads, including the boss' grandson (portrayed with suitably sloping forehead by Tom Moore). Grandmother Bancroft does a major makeover on her and A.B. and grandson promptly fall in love (without his realizing that she is the notorious A.B. who fired him). Snitz Edwards turns in his usual sterling performance as comic relief, not that the film is in particular need of it. Despite her feminine re-tooling and being taught how to vamp by Grandma, A.B. is still the only one with any brains in the outfit and has to save grandson from a swindler and Grandpa from his own stupidity. This is an enjoyable little film chronicling one more skirmish in the war of the sexes.


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