~Up In Mary's Attic~
1920
~Plot Synopsis~
Since she got her start as one of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties, it's no surprise that Eva Novak dons a
swimsuit with a lot of other young lovelies in this situation comedy. Mary (Novak) has married Jack
Langdon (Harry Gribbon), the physical instructor of the young ladies' seminary where she is being
schooled. Because she is underage and risks losing the fortune her uncle has left her, Mary is compelled
to keep the marriage a secret, but a baby adds to the complications. At first the young couple leaves it in
the care of an Indian woman (Minnehaha). Waldo Pennanink (Clifford Bowes), the son of the school's
headmaster (Al Fichlesfield), becomes suspicious of all the time the couple is spending with the Indian
woman and the baby. So, Mary takes the infant and hides it up in her attic, which causes even more
trouble. Somehow, a diamond necklace, a burglar, and Mary's trip to the seashore with her fellow
schoolgirls all figure into the plot. Eventually, it is safe for Mary and Langdon to reveal their marriage,
and all is well.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: William Watson

Written by: Howard Donaldson
~Cast~

Eva Novak ...  Mary
Harry Gribbon ...  Jack Langdon
Baby Virginia Stearns ...  Jacob Jr.
Al Fichlesfield ...  Professor Pennanink
Cliff Bowes ...  Waldo Pennanink
Ena Gregory ...  The Vamp
Minnie Devereaux ...  Herself (as Minnie Ha Ha)
Merta Sterling ...  Lena Gerst
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Ascher Productions

Distribution Company: Fine Arts Pictures Inc.

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Cinematography by: Raymond A. Adams & Tom Buckingham
Film Editing by: Arthur 'Bugs' Baer & Elmer J. McGovern        
Presenter: Murray W. Garsson

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: July 1920