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~Twin Beds~
~William Desmond & Flora Parker DeHaven~
~Plot Synopsis~
For their screen debut, stage stars Mr. and Mrs. Carter DeHaven played Signor Monti and Blanche
Hawkins in the bedroom farce that spawned all others, Twin Beds. The 1914 Margaret Mayo/Salisbury
Field-penned play adapted well to motion pictures, even without the dialogue. Monti, a famed but
henpecked singer, finds his neighbor Blanche worth noticing. This isn't missed by their spouses (Helen
Raymond and William Desmond), who insist on moving to keep temptation at bay. Unfortunately both
couples move to the same apartment building. One night Monti somehow manages to get out of the
house and after a long night of cards and drinking, he comes home and falls into his twin bed. But when
he wakes up he realizes it isn't his bed at all, but Mr. Hawkins'! Toward morning, he is discovered by
Mrs. Hawkins, but the maid has slipped in and taken his clothes.  He cannot return to his own
apartment wearing pajamas, so he is forced to hide when Hawkins unexpectedly returns. The various
hiding places Monti uses while trying to get out of Blanche's boudoir --the clothes hamper, wardrobe
closet, etc. -- and into his own home soon became staples in subsequent farces. The truth gradually
comes out and both couples are relieved to have had twin beds. Twin Beds was remade in 1929 and

Plot Synopsis is a combination of plot synopses from &
Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham    

Written by:  
Rex Taylor - scenario
Robert F. McGowan - scenario

Based on the play Twin Beds by Margaret Mayo and Edward Salisbury
Field (New York, 14 Aug 1914).

Carter DeHaven ...  Signor Monti
Flora Parker DeHaven ...  Blanche Hawkins
Helen Raymond ...  Signora Monti
William Desmond ...  Harry Hawkins
Katherine Lewis ...  Amanda Tate
William Irving ...  Andrew Larkin
Lottie Williams ...  Nora
Jack Carlyle ...  Undetermined Role
Eugene Pallette ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Carter De Haven Productions

Distribution Company: First National Exhibitors' Circuit

Cinematography by: Ross Fisher    
Assistant Directors: George Crone & Robert F. McGowan

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: October 31, 1920
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