~The Way Of A Man With A Maid~
1918
~A63-3: Bryant Washburn & Wanda Hawley~
~Plot Synopsis~
When shipping clerk Arthur McArney (Bryant Washburn) falls in love with pretty stenographer Elsa
Owenson (Wanda Hawley), he finds himself in stiff competition with a fat but wealthy broker named
Sankey (Jan Dwiggins). Elsa's expensive tastes lead Arthur to spend a week's salary on an evening's
entertainment, part with his watch to pay their cab fare and borrow money from his friends to buy her
extravagant gifts. Finally, Arthur is forced to take on odd jobs and night duty, which so impresses his
employer Hallette (Clarence H. Geldart) that he gives the clerk a small raise. After Arthur spends $200 on
the proper attire to wear to a lavish Halloween party, Hallette calls him to the office at the last moment,
and Elsa attends the affair with Sankey. To reward his employee's dedication, however, Hallette appoints
Arthur to the post of branch manager. Upon accepting Arthur's marriage proposal, Elsa resolves
henceforth to economize. A lot of filmgoers of the day could identify with the characters in this pleasantly
amusing, slice-of-life picture.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of Plot Synopsis' from allmovie.com & afi.com
Directed by: Donald Crisp

Written by: Edith M. Kennedy (scenario)

Based on the short story "The Way of a Maid with a Man" by Ida M. Evans in
The Saturday Evening Post (26 Jan 1918).
~Cast~

Bryant Washburn ...  Arthur McArney
Wanda Hawley ...  Elsa Owenson
Fred Goodwins ...  Bick Olsen
Clarence Geldart ...  Hallet
Jay Dwiggins ...  Sankey
Bessie Eyton ...  Gladys
William Elmer ...  Bill
James Neill ...  Elsa's Father
~A63-4: Bryant Washburn & Wanda Hawley~
~A63-5: Bryant Washburn & Wanda Hawley~
~A63-7: unknown, Bryant Washburn & Wanda Hawley~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: Henry Kotani & Charles Edgar Schoenbaum
Costume Design by: Alpharetta Hoffman    
Assistant Director: Frank Richardson
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: December 29, 1918