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Betty in Search of a Thrill (1915)

When Betty arrives from the Convent to visit her uncle's family they are careful to hide all the extreme low-necked gowns and other worldly things lest they shock the devout convent girl. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Phillips Smalley (co-director), Lois Weber (co-director)

Writers:

Elsie Janis (story), Elsie Janis (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elsie Janis ... Betty
Owen Moore ... Jim Denning
Juanita Hansen ... June Hastings
Herbert Standing Herbert Standing ... Mr. Hastings
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. Hastings
Harry Ham Harry Ham ... A Boarder
Roberta Hickman ... Maizie Folette
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When Betty arrives from the Convent to visit her uncle's family they are careful to hide all the extreme low-necked gowns and other worldly things lest they shock the devout convent girl. Instead of shocking, Betty finds them fascinating and they install in her a desire to learn more about the fascinations of the world. When Jim Denning proposes to her, she says she loves him but she must see the world first. Angrily he leaves her as she sits beside the fireplace, whose dreamy flames inspire her to tempt a knowledge of things unknown to her. Out into the world she goes, where she sees and learns many things but with pangs and heartache. At a vital moment when she is about to faint dead away, the faithful Jim arrives and catches her in his arms. Betty awakens to find it has all been just a dream, and faithful Jim has no problem convincing her of the full meaning of a home and that the world and its false promises are not for her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Betty Gets a Job (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madcap Betty See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lost film or not
11 March 2017 | by zpzjonesSee all my reviews

I don't know where previous poster Safarijcg saw this film(as of 2001). By all accounts it's a lost film with no known prints. If this survives, I'd love to know where I can go see it. The lead actress is Elsie Janis who wrote and stars in this comedy. It was released with several titles, ie: "Madcap Betty" and in the UK "The Merry Madcap".


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