The Boy Friend


55m 1926

Brief Synopsis

A woman who dreams of moving to New York City ditches her boy friend, who soon tries to win her back.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Oct 31, 1926
Premiere Information
New York showing: 14 Aug 1926
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Book of Charm by John Alexander Kirkpatrick (New York, 3 Sep 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,529 or 5,584ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Ida May Harper is envious of her friend Pettie Wilson, whose letters from New York make Ida want to leave her smalltown milieu. On one of her frequent visits to the drugstore where her boyfriend, Joe Pond, works, Ida May is picked up by Mrs. Willet, who is driving her New York guests, and their talk of New York only convinces her that she is wasting her sweetness on the desert air. She accepts an invitation from the Willets for dinner but discourages Joe from attending because of his improper dress. Joe buys a charm book and coaches the Harpers, who stage a houseparty for Ida May's benefit with humorous results. When Joe becomes passionate with Ida May, then threatens to leave for New York, the lovers are happily reconciled; and Pettie returns home to disclose the tragedy of life in the city.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Oct 31, 1926
Premiere Information
New York showing: 14 Aug 1926
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Book of Charm by John Alexander Kirkpatrick (New York, 3 Sep 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,529 or 5,584ft (6 reels)

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