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Are You a Mason? (1915)

Frank Perry's wife Helen is away visiting her mother, and he uses this "free time" for a night of drinking at a nightclub. Unfortunately, when he tries to return home, he enters the wrong ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas N. Heffron

Writers:

Leo Ditrichstein (play), Eve Unsell
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Barrymore ... Frank Perry
Helen Freeman Helen Freeman ... Helen Perry
Charles Dixon Charles Dixon ... Amos Bloodgood
Harold Lockwood ... Bob Trevors
W. Dickinson W. Dickinson ... George Fisher
Dodson Mitchell Dodson Mitchell ... Detective Ketchum
Alfred Hickman ... Billy
Ida Waterman Ida Waterman
Charles Butler Charles Butler
Jean Acker
Lorraine Huling
Kitty Baldwin Kitty Baldwin
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Frank Perry's wife Helen is away visiting her mother, and he uses this "free time" for a night of drinking at a nightclub. Unfortunately, when he tries to return home, he enters the wrong house and is nearly arrested When Helen comes back he tells her that the "incident" was actually an initiation rite of the Masons, knowing that his wife has always wanted him to join the group. She excitedly tells her father about Frank's becoming a Mason, since her father is also a Mason. What neither she nor Frank know is that her father has actually been doing the same thing Frank is--pretending to be a Mason when he actually isn't. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Joiner See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A lesson in how to be funny without being vulgar
11 November 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In "The Man From Mexico" John Barrymore showed himself to be a comedian of rare attainments on the screen quite as well as on the stage; in "Are Tou a Mason?" produced in five reels by the Famous Players from Leo Ditrichstein's farce, he improves on his own earlier performances. He plays broad farce with a finesse as welcome as it is unusual. The refinement of his personality is never lost; one continually enjoys watching a true comedian, trained in the best method of the stage and able, the picture proves it, to utilize the training in another medium. Mr. Barrymore's performance is a lesson in how to be funny without being vulgar. Credit for the emphatic success of the production must be shared by the writer of the scenario, who built up a plot of cumulative strength and by the director, who brought out the full value of the story and enlivened it with a quantity of telling incidents, small in themselves, but collectively of great value. - The Moving Picture World, April 3, 1915


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