~The Matrimaniac~
1916
Directed by: Paul Powell

Written by:
Octavus Roy Cohen - story
John Emerson - screenplay
J.U. Giesy - story
Anita Loos - screenplay
~Cast~

Douglas Fairbanks ... Jimmie Conroy
Constance Talmadge ... Marna Lewis
Wilbur Higby ... Mr. Lewis - Marna's Father
Fred Warren ... Rev. Tobias Tubbs
Clyde E. Hopkins ... G. Walter Henderson (as Clyde Hopkins)
Winifred Westover ... Hotel Maid
Monte Blue ... Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Mildred Harris
Carmel Myers
Charles Stevens ... Lineman (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Fine Arts Film Company

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Cinematography by: Victor Fleming
Assistant Cinematographer: Glen MacWilliams
Supervisor:
D.W. Griffith

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 44 Minutes
Released: December 16, 1916
~Plot Synopsis~
The charisma of Douglas Fairbanks keeps this two-reel idea interesting for five reels. Jimmy Conroy
(Fairbanks) wants to marry Marna Lewis (Constance Talmadge, whose charisma is a near-match for
Doug's). However, Mr. Lewis (Wilbur Hight) has chosen another man for his daughter to marry. So
Jimmy and Marna entrain in an attempt to elope, but the rejected suitor is close behind. At a train
stop, Jimmy finds a minister (Fred Warren) -- in a bathtub! -- and drags him to the train... which is
already gone. Jimmy and the minister head after Marna by mule, handcart and several other strange
and uncomfortable ways. They never do hook up in person, but Jimmy and Marna wed anyhow by
phone, with the minister, in jail, on one end of the line and Marna on the other, and Jimmy in the
middle, on top of a telephone pole. Although Anita Loos, Fairbanks' frequent scenarist, did not write
the screenplay (credit, for what it's worth, goes to Roy Cohen and J.U. Glesy), it is likely that she
wrote the titles.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com