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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

Writers:

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

Aspect Ratio:

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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A cute little comedy.
19 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The biggest reason to see this film is, probably, to get a look at Rudolph Valentino. However, this is DEFINITELY not what you might expect from the Latin lover who starred in "The Sheik" and "Blood and Sand". Instead, it's comedy and Valentino plays a rather weak man--so weak that he's in love with a girl but keeps putting off asking her to marry him.

When the film begins, Richard Thayer (Valentino) is wondering how and when to ask Elizabeth to marry him. At the same time, their friends the Harcourts are in a bind--William desperately needs a million dollar loan of he'll be bankrupt. His only hope is a weird industrialist, Mr. Bradford, who is coming to stay with them for the evening and talk about investing in Harcourt's business. However, just before Bradford arrives, the staff revolt because they haven't been paid--and now William doesn't know what to do. He wants to impress the man but how can they do it without a staff? So, he hatches a crazy scheme that might just work...

This is a kooky situation comedy that never made me laugh out loud but which was nonetheless enjoyable. A clever script and a nice, fast pace make this one worth your time.


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