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A married society couple (Dorian and Warren) persuade an unmarried pair (Valentino and Myers) to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants.

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Paul Powell

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Edgar Franklin (story "One Bright Idea"), Fred Myton (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carmel Myers ... Elizabeth Lane
Rudolph Valentino ... Richard Thayer (as Rudolpho di Valentina)
Charles Dorian Charles Dorian ... William Harcourt
Mary Warren Mary Warren ... Maude Harcourt
William Dyer William Dyer ... Bradford
Wadsworth Harris Wadsworth Harris ... Col. Lane
Jack Hull Jack Hull ... Butler
Lydia Yeamans Titus Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Cook
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A married society couple (Dorian and Warren) persuade an unmarried pair (Valentino and Myers) to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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"Fools Rush in Where Husbnds Fear to Tread." (Print Ad- The Jeannette News,((Jeannette, Penna.)) 13 December 1918)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Bright Idea See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A Bluebird Production. Universal utilized a three-tiered brand system until 1929: Red Feather (low-budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream) and Jewel (prestige pictures). See more »

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Valentino gives his best Keaton Impersonation
17 July 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

This minor, VERY minor little movie seems to be made before Valentino made everyone's heart swoon with his ummm, maleness is quite surprising, because here's he's essentially playing the frustrated bachelor type, probably made more famous by Buster Keaton then anyone else. (Valentino even looks like him here). The story here is all about Valentino's frustrations in trying to propose to a girl who's always occupied with other people. His friends, the Harcourts feel sorry for the poor guy, and invite him and his girl pal to dinner. But meanwhile, the Harcourts hired help has walked off the job because they're not getting paid, and they're also expecting a visitor who might or might not help them with a business proposal that Mr. Warketin has! When the businessman DOES show up, the Harcourts decide to dress up as the help and Keaton and his gal pal impersonate the Harcourts. Hmmm, OK. Needless to say, the businessman has his eccentricities, and it all leads to, well, hijinx.

This is not BAD, although somewhat ridiculous, and dated. A modern day version of this could be interesting though.


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