Lombardi, Ltd.


1919

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Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Screen Classics, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Lombardi, Ltd. by Frederick and Fanny Hatton (New York, 24 Sep 1917).

Synopsis

Fifth Avenue dress designer Tito Lombardi causes his business to suffer by his generous dispensation of credit to clients, one of whom, Max Strohm, the manager of a musical review, has promised payment for his girls' lavish costumes as soon as the show makes money. To the dismay of Norah Blake, Lombardi's faithful assistant, who loves him, Lombardi proposes to Phyllis Manning, one of the showgirls, and presents her with his finest creations, while not even attempting to kiss her, as she puts off setting a wedding date and also accepts the attentions of wealthy bachelor Bob Tarrant. After Strohm's show fails and Phyllis leaves with Tarrant for California, Lombardi's establishment nears bankruptcy. Daisy, one of Lombardi's models, accepts the proposal from Lombardi's friend, Rickey, a chauffeur. When she discovers he is the son of "Riccardo the vermicelli king" and quite rich, she convinces Rickey to help Lombardi. Under Norah's direction, the business is revitalized. Lombardi finally sees Norah's value, and they marry.

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Lombardi, Ltd. - Glass Slide
Here is a Glass Slide for the Metro film Lombardi, Ltd. (1919), starring Bert Lytell and Alice Lake. Glass slides were used by many theaters to promote coming attractions during slide shows between movie screenings.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Screen Classics, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Lombardi, Ltd. by Frederick and Fanny Hatton (New York, 24 Sep 1917).

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There was a pre-release showing of this film in Los Angeles the week of September 22, 1919. Jean Acker, originally billed as Jean Mendoza in pre-production news items, married Rudolph Valentino shortly after this film was made on November 5, 1919 at midnight at the home of Metro Pictures Corp. treasurer Joseph Engel.