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Mr. Fix-It
Director: Allan Dwan (Dir)
Release Date:   15 Apr 1918
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Douglas Fairbanks (Mr. Fix-It)  
    Wanda Hawley (Mary McCollough)  
    Marjorie Daw (Marjorie Threadwell)  
    Leslie Stuart (Reginald Burroughs)  
    Ida Waterman (Aunt Agatha Burroughs)  
    Alice Smith (Aunt Priscilla Burroughs)  
    Mrs. H. R. Hancock (Aunt Laura Burroughs)  
    Frank Campeau (Uncle Henry Burroughs)  
    Mr. Russell (Butler Jarvis)  
    Fred Goodwins (Gideon Van Tassell)  
    Margaret Landis (Olive Van Tassell)  
    Katherine MacDonald (Georgiana Burroughs)  

Summary: Reginald "Reggie" Burroughs' studies at Oxford are interrupted by the news that his dreadfully staid aunts wish him to take charge of his property in New York after his fifteen-year absence. Reluctant to leave his sweetheart, Marjorie Threadwell, Reggie agrees to allow his roommate, nicknamed Mr. Fix-It because of his talent for mending brokenhearts, to take his place as the head of the Burroughs family. Believing that he is Reggie, the aunts inform Mr. Fix-It that he is to marry Olive Van Tassell and that his sister must wed Gideon Van Tassell. Since both women are in love with other men, Mr. Fix-It obligingly refuses Olive and then helps her to win the man she loves, while simultaneously aiding Georgiana with her romance. When he meets Mary McCollugh and her many little brothers and sisters, Mr. Fix-It brings them all into the Burroughs' mansion, where they proceed to soften the old aunts' hearts. Following a lovers' misunderstanding as well as several adventures, Mr. Fix-It wins his own sweetheart, Mary. 

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.  
Distribution Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Artcraft Pictures  
Director: Allan Dwan (Dir)
Writer: Allan Dwan (Scen)
  suggested by Ernest Butterworth (Story)
Photography: Hugh McClung (Cam)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 1/4/1918 dd/mm/yyyy LP12270

Physical Properties: b&w:
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Genre: Comedy
 
Subjects (Major): Aunts
  Impersonation and imposture
  Marriage--Arranged
  Roommates
 
Subjects (Minor): Children
  New York City
  Oxford University

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
ETR   20 Apr 18   p. 1606.
MPN   20 Apr 18   p. 2354, 2417
MPW   20 Apr 18   p. 432.
NYDM   20 Apr 18   p. 558.
New York Times   22 Apr 18   p. 9.
Variety   12 Apr 18   p. 42.
Wid's   25 Apr 18   p. 1107.

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