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Reggie Mixes In

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Reggie Mixes In
1916 theatrical poster
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Screenplay byRobert Baker
Story byRoy Somerville
Starring
CinematographyWilliam Fildew
Production
company
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • June 11, 1916 (1916-06-11) (U.S.)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Reggie Mixes In, also known as Facing the Music,[1][2] is an American 1916 silent action/comedy-drama film starring Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Christy Cabanne.[3] The film was produced by Fine Arts Film Company and distributed by Triangle Film Corporation.[4] The film is extant and in the public domain.[4]

Plot

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Wealthy Reggie Morton (Fairbanks) falls in love with Agnes Shannon (Love), a dancer on the Bowery, and takes a job as a bouncer to be near her. His rival is Tony Bernard (Lowery), the leader of a gang, whose henchmen attack Reggie. Reggie fights them off, and then fights the gang leader in an empty warehouse to determine the winner of Agnes's love.[5][6][7]

Cast

Production

The working title for the film was The Bouncer. The film was predominantly made in a studio,[8] although some scenes were filmed in Newport in Orange County in 1916.[9]

Reception

Douglas Fairbanks received positive reviews for his performance, while Bessie Love's reviews were mixed.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 148. OCLC 734075937.
  2. ^ "Answers to Correspondents". The Picture Show. Vol. 24. October 11, 1919.
  3. ^ "Music for the Picture". The Moving Picture World. Vol. 28. June 24, 1916. p. 223.
  4. ^ a b Bennett, Carl (September 24, 2013). "Progressive Silent Film List: Reggie Mixes In". Silent Era. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Fairbanks, Douglas; Creel, George (1917). Laugh and Love. p. 174.
  6. ^ "Reggie Mixes In". Descriptive Catalogue of Pathescope De Luxe Special Features. Pathescope Co. of America, Inc. pp. 13–14.
  7. ^ "Triangle Film Corporation". The Moving Picture World. Vol. 28. June 17, 1916. p. 2112.
  8. ^ Goessel, Tracey (October 1, 2015). First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1-61373-407-0.
  9. ^ Sleeper, Jim (1980). "Saltwater Taffy". Great Movies Shot in Orange County. Trabuco Canyon, California 92678: California Classics. p. 44. OCLC 7358612.CS1 maint: location (link)
  10. ^ "Tests a New 'Gasoline.'; Edison's Man Finds Mysterious Mixture Put in Water Was Acetone". The New York Times. May 29, 1916. Miss Love has some skill to commend her as a movie actress, but she should learn that panting in a close-up doesn't resemble deep emotion.
  11. ^ "Triangle Stars on June List". The Moving Picture World. June 10, 1916. p. 1893. she scores heavily in the part


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