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Seeing's Believing

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Seeing's Believing
Seeing
Newspaper advertisement
Directed byHarry Beaumont
Written byEdith M. Kennedy
Story byRex Taylor
StarringViola Dana
Allan Forrest
Gertrude Astor
CinematographyJohn Arnold
Production
company
Metro Pictures
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 1922 (1922-05-01)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Seeing's Believing is a 1922 American silent comedy film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Viola Dana, Allan Forrest, and Gertrude Astor.[1]

Plot

As described in a film magazine,[2] Diana Webster (Dana), a willful young woman with plenty of money, and Jimmy Harrison (McCullough), her Aunt Sue's (Astor) fiancé, are forced to stay all night in a country hotel because of a storm. Getting a single room, they pretend they are married to satisfy the concerns of the hotel manager. Jimmy sleeps on a cot in the hall, but hotel guest Bruce Terring (Forrest) does not know this. Later, Bruce meets Diana at her home where he is a guest, and his scandalous interpretation of her escapade infuriates the young woman. She decides to teach him a lesson and show him that "seeing is not always believing" by placing him in a similar unusual position. She hires an actor and his wife to frame a badger game on Bruce. However, the couple double-cross her and Diana is forced into a blackmailing scheme which forces Bruce to rescue her, resulting in a snappy but happy ending for Bruce and Diana.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Parish & Pitts p. 22.
  2. ^ "Reviews: Seeing's Believing". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (20): 58. May 13, 1922.

Bibliography

  • James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts. Film Directors: a Guide to their American Films. Scarecrow Press, 1974.


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