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A Florida Enchantment (1914)

Unrated | | Comedy | 4 September 1916 (Sweden)
A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins.


Sidney Drew


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Cast overview:
Sidney Drew ... Dr. Fred Cassadene
Edith Storey ... Miss Lillian Travers
Charles Kent ... Maj. Horton
Mrs. Sidney Drew ... Bessie Horton (as Jane Morrow)
Ada Gifford Ada Gifford ... Mrs. Stella Lovejoy
Ethel Lloyd ... Jane
Lillian Burns ... Malvina
Grace Stevens Grace Stevens ... Miss Constancia Oglethorpe
Allan Campbell Allan Campbell ... Mr. Stockton Remington
Cortland Van Deusen Cortland Van Deusen ... Charley Wilkes
Frank O'Neil Frank O'Neil ... Gustavus Duncan


Miss Lillian Travers, a New York heiress, is about to visit her aunt, Miss Constancia Oglethorp, at her home in St. Augustine, Fla., and at the same time join her fiancé, Dr. Fred Cassadene. In order to discuss preparations for their coming nuptials, Lillian's coming is to be kept a secret from the doctor, who is busily engaged in a gallant flirtation with a charming New York widow. The pleasant surprise party planned by Lillian develops disagreeably when, having arrived, she hastens to the Ponce de Leon Hotel and finds the doctor making violent love to the widow. Although fearfully jealous, Lillian continues to accept the doctor's attention. One day, while sightseeing, Miss Travis finds in an old curio shop, a box, the exact duplicate of one owned by her aunt. She hurries home with her find, expecting to meet the doctor, but receives a note in which he says he will be professionally busy and unable to see her that afternoon. Piqued at her lover, she plans vengeance and is idly ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Release Date:

4 September 1916 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Lillians förvandling See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Augustine, Florida, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Gay comedy.
28 March 1999 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

The first gay film ever made? Possibly. A woman pops a few exotic pills that enhances her with sexual male behaviour . She takes a fancy to women, creating a slight stir. But to get into their pants she has to dress as a male. Maybe the first ever cross dressing film? Light screwball farce with the usual over-the-top acting from silent flics. By the way. Director Sidney Drew happens to be Drew Barrymore's great Grandfather or Uncle or something like that!

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