Mary's Ankle


1920

Brief Synopsis

Three young men, struggling to find their next meal, encounter a young lady with an injured ankle. One of the men is a doctor, who maintains a charade of success with his wealthy uncle, in which the uncle believes the young man to be well-off and married to a (fictitious) wife named Mary Jane Smith. The young doctor falls in love with the girl of the injured ankle and discovers that HER name is Mary Jane Smith.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 15, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Thomas H. Ince Productions
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Mary's Ankle by May Tully (New York, 6 Aug 1917).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,515ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

While walking along the street one day, Arthur P. Hampton, an impoverished young doctor, and his chums, Stub Masters and Johnny Stokes, are persuaded to part with their last remaining funds by tag day solicitor Mary Jane Smith, with whom the doctor promptly falls in love. Doc's friends then hit upon a get-rich-quick scheme. Knowing that his Uncle George has promised a large sum of money upon his nephew's marriage, they persuade Doc to send out fake wedding invitations naming Mary Jane as the blushing bride. Uncle George, elated at the good news, writes to Mary Jane's aunt, Angelica Burns, an old sweetheart, to invite Mary Jane and Angelica to be his guests on an ocean voyage. Meanwhile, Mary Jane pays a visit to the doctor's office and, upon seeing the wedding invitations, becomes so flustered that she trips and sprains her ankle. Doc comes to her rescue and then begs her to pose as his wife. She agrees, but at shipside, Stub and Johnnie confess all to Uncle George, who flies into a rage until Doc announces that he and Mary Jane have chosen a wedding at sea.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 15, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Thomas H. Ince Productions
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Mary's Ankle by May Tully (New York, 6 Aug 1917).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,515ft (5 reels)

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