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~Let's Be Fashionable~
1920
~Plot Synopsis~
Newlyweds Henry and Evelyn Langdon are the newest members of the suburban community of
Elmhurst, where it is considered fashionable for married couples to engage in harmless affairs.
Attempting to conform, Evelyn accepts the attentions of bachelor Bruce Grey, while Henry flirts
with Mrs. Hammond. Complications arise when Grey ardently pursues Evelyn, proposing that she
accompany him on a trip. She ignores his offer until Henry fails to return home from a date with
Betty Turner. Evelyn, unaware that the two are marooned on an island, assumes the worst and runs
off to board Grey's train. Returning home the next morning, Henry finds a note from his wife and
races to the train, catching it just as it is departing. Rescuing his wife from Grey's unwelcome
advances, Henry throws the bachelor from the train, and he and Evelyn decide to discard their
fashionable behavior in favor of old-fashioned love.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Written by:
Mildred Considine - story
Luther Reed - scenario
~Cast~

Douglas MacLean ...Henry Langdon
Doris May ...Evelyn Langdon
Wade Boteler ...John Hammond
Grace Morse ...Elsie Hammond
George Webb ...Bruce Grey
Wilbur Higby ...George Barrymore
Mollie McConnell ...Mrs. Trude
Norris Johnson ...Betty Turner
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Thomas H. Ince Productions

Distribution Company: Paramount-Artcraft Pictures

Producer: Thomas H. Ince
Cinematography by: Bert Cann
Film Editing by: George Crone
Art Direction by: W.L. Heywood
Art Titles by: Leo H. Braun, Carl Schneider & F.J. Van Halle
Technical Director: Harvey C. Leavitt

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: June 13, 1920
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09/27/2011: Comment from Brian Taves:
Brian wrote: "A meaure of the movie's success: according to the Ince papers, LET'S BE
FASHIONABLE cost $75,061 and grossed $208,971."

I discuss this cycle in my upcoming book on Thomas Ince. After signing with Paramount
in 1917, Ince created an additional star series with Douglas MacLean and Doris May as
leads ... after a few films the series became MacLean on his own. A largely forgotten
master of farce, he stayed with Ince through 1922, creating satires of modern American
mores.
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