Oh, Boy!


1919

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 22, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Albert Capellani Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical comedy Oh, Boy! , book and lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, music by Jerome Kern (New York, 20 Feb 1917).

Synopsis

Albert Capellani is shown as an orchestra leader before an audience awaiting the curtain's rising on a musical comedy. After the curtain rises showing the grounds of a college, the story begins: undergraduates George Budd and Lou Ellen Carter want to marry, but Lou's father, Judge Daniel Carter, the town's prohibition leader, will not give his consent because George admits he occasionally drinks. They marry anyway, but because George discovers a telegram from his maiden aunt threatening to cut off his funds if he marries, they keep their marriage secret. Meanwhile, Judge Carter, investigating rumors that college boys drink and carry on with actresses at the College Inn, becomes fascinated with actress Jackie Sampson, who, after inducing him to drink, steals his prohibition speech. Chased by Constable Simms, Jackie hides in George's bungalow, where, the next morning, Lou and the judge find her and reject George's explanations. During an important football game, Jackie convinces Lou of George's innocence. George's aunt, who gets ridiculously drunk thinking she is having tea, gives her consent, as does the judge, when both are blackmailed with the threat of having their drinking escapades made public.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 22, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Albert Capellani Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical comedy Oh, Boy! , book and lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, music by Jerome Kern (New York, 20 Feb 1917).

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Notes

This was the first film of Albert Capellani Productions, Inc. It had a pre-release showing in Chicago starting June 7, 1919. Creighton Hale was in the stage production. Maurice Bennett Flynn was a well-known Yale football player.