Dangerous to Men


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Screen Classics, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond (London, 2 Dec 1913).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,981ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

When noted scientist John Vandam dies in the Orient, he leaves the guardianship of his eighteen-year-old daughter to his old friend Sandy Verrall. Sandy believes that Eliza is a little girl and so prepares for the arrival of a child. Displeased with the situation, Eliza decides to dress and act like a kid so that Sandy will tire of her and send her away. Eliza does everything she can to annoy Sandy, but when she detects that his fiancée Vera is only after his money, Eliza also discovers that she has fallen in love with her guardian. In an effort to expose Vera's avaricious nature, Eliza vamps Sandy's rich Uncle Gregory, whom Vera is also chasing. Sandy then realizes Vera's fickleness and his love for Eliza, and the two marry.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Screen Classics, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond (London, 2 Dec 1913).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,981ft (6 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film was Eliza Comes to Stay. Some scenes in the film were shot at Pleasanton, near Hueneme and at Oxnard, CA. Pre-production news items stated that W. A. Howell had been engaged to direct the film. It is possible that W. C. Dowlan, who is credited in ads and a review as the director, took over during the production. One review credits Edwin Carewe with the direction, but his participation has not been confirmed.