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The Cinderella Man
Director: George Loane Tucker (Dir)
Release Date:   16 Dec 1917
Duration (in reels):   5-6
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Cast:   Mae Marsh (Marjorie Caner)  
    Tom Moore (Anthony Quintard)  
    Alec B. Francis (Romney Evans)  
    George Fawcett (Morris Caner)  
    Louis R. Grisel (Primrose)  
    George Farren (William Sewall)  
    Elizabeth Arians (Mrs. Prune)  
    Mrs. J. Cogan (Celeste)  
    Dean Raymond (Dr. Thayer)  
    Harry Scarborough (Blodgett)  
    Royce Coombs    

Summary: When Marjorie Caner returns from abroad, she is quite lonely in her millionaire father's big house. Learning that a young poet, Anthony Quintard, is living in poverty next door while working on the libretto of a great opera, she skips across the roofs and brings him a Christmas banquet. The poet sees Marjorie, and knowing that he detests wealth, she pretends to be the secretary of the Caner family. Marjorie volunteers to type his libretto, and a close intimacy grows between them. Tony wins a $10,000 prize for his work, but is enraged when he discovers that Marjorie is an heiress. Morris Caner, mellowed under his daughter's tutelage, comes to the rescue by feigning financial ruin, and manages to reconcile the two lovers. 

Production Company: Goldwyn Pictures Corp.  
Distribution Company: Goldwyn Distributing Corp.  
Director: George Loane Tucker (Dir)
Writer: George Loane Tucker (Scen)
Photography: George Hill (Cam)
Art Direction: Hugo Ballin (Art dir)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the play The Cinderella Man by Edward Childs Carpenter (New York, 17 Jan 1916).
Authors: Edward Childs Carpenter

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures Corp. 10/12/1917 dd/mm/yyyy LP11817

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Genre: Comedy
 
Subjects (Major): Fathers and daughters
  Heiresses
  Impersonation and imposture
  Poets
 
Subjects (Minor): Loneliness
  Opera
  Millionaires
  Secretaries

Note: Some night scenes in the film were shot at a pier in New York City. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
ETR   22 Dec 17   p. 294.
MPN   29 Dec 17   p. 4582.
MPW   8 Dec 17   p. 1482.
NYDM   2 Nov 18   p. 625.
Variety   14 Dec 17   p. 45.
Wid's   20 Dec 17   pp. 808-09.

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