~The Family Upstairs~
1926
~Bly-38-18: Edward Peil Jr., Lillian Elliott, Virginia Valli & Julie Bishop~
~Plot Synopsis~
The Family Upstairs is based on the same-named play by Harry Delf. The titular family is comprised of
losers and layabouts, all except for the daughter, pretty Louise Hellor (Virginia Valli). When Louise falls
in love with handsome Charles Grant (Allan Simpson), she invites the boy home for dinner to meet the
folks. The evening turns into a disaster thanks to the rowdy misbehavior of the family in general and
Louise's loud, abrasive mother (Lillian Elliott) in particular. But with the help of Louise's kind-hearted
dad (J. Farrel McDonald), hero and heroine are ultimately brought back together. Prolific 1930s leading
lady Jacqueline Wells (aka Julie Bishop) makes one of her first film appearances as Louise's snotty kid
sister.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: John G. Blystone    

Written by: Gordon Rigby

Based on the novel The Family Upstairs, a Comedy of Home Life  by Harry
Delf (New York, 1926).
~Cast~

Virginia Valli ...  Louis Heller
Allan Simpson ...  Charles Grant
J. Farrell MacDonald ...  Joe Heller
Lillian Elliott ...  Emma Heller
Edward Peil Jr. ...  Willie Heller
Dot Farley ...  Mademoiselle Clarice
Julie Bishop ...  Annabelle Heller (as Jaqueline Wells)
Cecille Evans ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: J. G. Blystone

Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: Reginald Lyons    
Presenter: William Fox

Length: 6 Reels
Released: August 29, 1926