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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US double-weight matte photograph from the teens silent film comedy, A FAVOR TO A FRIEND, released in 1919 by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by John Ince.
The image depicts an exterior shot of May Worthington (Emily Whelan) as she toys with Danny Abbott (Hugh Fay) as he tries to woo her. It is in fine+ condition.

*"A Favor to a Friend is a lost 1919 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Metro Pictures and directed by John Ince. The film starred Emmy Wehlen."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"When Mary Worthington will not sign a document absolving the executors of her late father's estate from the loss of money due to mismanagement, they lock her up to force her to comply. Meanwhile, Danny Abbott, a press agent for Mary's friend, Gloria Morning, and two East Side Jewish backers, worry that Gloria's failing musical, The Purple Pagoda , will ruin them. Danny persuades his friend Robert Garrison to kidnap Gloria and release her before showtime, thus creating a news item to attract ticket buyers.


When Mary escapes and approaches Gloria's apartment, Garrison, thinking that she is Gloria, kidnaps her. Mary plays along to escape the executors and falls in love with him at his cabin where they fight off Gloria's would-be rescuers. After the executors find Mary and take her to an insane asylum, Garrison saves her, they marry, and Gloria's show becomes a success."

*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



A FAVOR TO A FRIEND (1919) US 8x10 Double-Weight Photograph 03

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