Three Men and a Girl

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Directed by Marshall Neilan
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Eve Unsell (scenario)
Based onThe Three Bears
by Edward Childs Carpenter
StarringMarguerite Clark
Richard Barthelmess
Percy Marmont
Jerome Patrick
Cinematography Henry Cronjager
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 30, 1919 (1919-03-30)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Three Men and a Girl is a lost [1] 1919 American romantic comedy film directed by Marshall Neilan and starring Marguerite Clark. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film is based on the off-Broadway play The Three Bears by Edward Childs Carpenter. [2] [3]

Lost film Feature or short film that is no longer known to exist

A lost film is a feature or short film that is no longer known to exist in any studio archives, private collections, or public archives, such as the U.S. Library of Congress.

Marshall Neilan actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Marshall Ambrose "Mickey" Neilan was an American motion picture actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer.

Marguerite Clark actress

Helen Marguerite Clark was an American stage and silent film actress. As a movie actress, at one time, Clark was second only to Mary Pickford in popularity. Today, most of her films are lost, with only four extant.

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Plot

As described in a film magazine, [4] Sylvia Weston (Clark) is a capricious young woman who says "I do NOT" when she leaves a rich groom at the altar. She runs away in her bridal gown to a bungalow she owns at Loon Lake, only to find it occupied by three men with grudges against women. They expel her and her old nurse to a nearby cabin and stake out a line over which the women are not to cross. One by one the three men come to love Sylvia. The two older men, thinking that she is unhappily married, propose to adopt her and provide her with some clothes other than her bridal gown and swimming suit, which is all she has at the cabin. The younger one, however, is wiser and wins her in the end.

Cast

Richard Barthelmess American actor

Richard Semler Barthelmess was an American film actor, principally of the Hollywood silent era. He starred opposite Lillian Gish in D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms (1919) and Way Down East (1920) and was among the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927. The following year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for two films: The Patent Leather Kid and The Noose.

Percy Marmont English actor

Percy Marmont was an English film actor.

Jerome Patrick American actor

Jerome Patrick was a New Zealand born American stage and film actor. He made more of a name for himself on the Broadway stage before coming to films rather late at 36 in 1919. He appeared in 10 films between 1919 and 1924.

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References

  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Three Men and a Girl
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Three Men and a Girl at silentera.com
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Three Men and a Girl
  4. Harrison, Louis Reeves (April 12, 1919). "Reviews and Advertising Aids: Three Men and a Girl". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 40 (2): 271–72. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
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