Better Times (1919)

Nancy Scorggs, the daughter of the owner of a once famous but now struggling hotel, hatches a plan to draw in new customers. She picks up Peter Alstyne, a young man following his doctor's ... See full summary »

Director:

King Vidor (as King W. Vidor)

Writers:

King Vidor (screenplay) (as King W. Vidor), King Vidor (story) (as King W. Vidor)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zasu Pitts ... Nancy Scroggs
David Butler David Butler ... Peter Van Alstyne
Jack McDonald Jack McDonald ... Ezra Scroggs
William De Vaull William De Vaull ... Si Whittaker (as William De Vaulle)
Hugh Fay Hugh Fay ... Jack Ransom
George Hackathorne ... Tony
Georgia Woodthorpe Georgia Woodthorpe ... A young old lady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julanne Johnston ... (as Julianne Johnstone)
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Storyline

Nancy Scorggs, the daughter of the owner of a once famous but now struggling hotel, hatches a plan to draw in new customers. She picks up Peter Alstyne, a young man following his doctor's orders of a strict diet and a relaxing vacation, at the train station and convinces him--using the philosophy of Christian Science--to disregard his doctor's orders and stay at their hotel and eat all he wants. Soon he and Nancy fall in love and the hotel begins to pick up business again. But soon Peter receives a letter that changes everything for both he and Nancy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 July 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Melhores Tempos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A copy of Better Times ( 1919 ) survives in the Eye Film Institute Netherlands. See more »

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