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Help Yourself (1920)

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Credited cast:
Emily Ray
Oliver Browning
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E.J. Ratcliffe ...
(as E.J. Radcliffe)


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Trimmed with Red  »

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Help Yourself (1920) - Lost ?
16 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Emily Ray ( Madge Kennedy ), who works in a department store, is taken in by her wealthy Aunt Carmen ( Mrs. David Landau ). Emily falls in love with Oliver Browning ( Joseph Striker ), but her aunt dismisses him as a nobody and a fortune hunter. Emily's wealthy married cousin, Rosamonde Vallant ( Helen Greene ), always trying to keep up with the latest fads, gives a party in honor of Professor Syle ( Sidney Vautier ), a distinguished radical who lectures her guests in "parlor Bolshevism," then takes them to Greenwich Village to meet his comrades. Emily attends the gathering, as does Aunt Carmen, who later invites the Bohemians to her home. There, overindulging in vodka, they become wild and disorderly. Oliver arrives just in time, and, with the servants' help, gets the guests under control. Eventually Emily marries Oliver, and society girl Vera Ballymore marries Professor Syle, launching him into a successful career as a lecturer in polite circles.

This 1920 silent comedy/romance was based on the novel Trimmed with Red by Wallace Irwin, produced by the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, starring Madge Kennedy. The survival status of Help Yourself is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it my now be a lost silent film.

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