Cast & Crew
George D. Baker
Cissy, an aspiring scenarist, submits a movie script to the editor of Motion Picture Magazine , but it is rejected. Feeling sorry for the impoverished writer, the editor offers her a chance to prove herself in another capacity by interviewing the leading actors and directors of the Vitagraph company. At the Vitagraph studios in Brooklyn, New York, Cissy meets comedienne Flora Finch, who introduces her to the various celebrities. The victim of the stars' practical jokes, Cissy goes from one mishap to the next during her tour of the studio, which includes the dressing rooms, the costume department and the camera section. In unwitting retaliation, Cissy bursts into the middle of a scene in progress, ruining a hundred feet of film stock and infuriating the director. After she falls into a tank, Cissy is finally befriended by the kind-hearted Mary Maurice, and her troubled tour is salvaged when the other stars, feeling guilty about their cruel tricks, write their own interviews for her. Cissy is offered a position on the magazine and then faints with joy.
George D. Baker
This film opened as a "special" four-reeler at the Vitagraph Theater in New York on December 21, 1914 but was cut to three reels before its general release on February 2, 1915. Reviews and news items stated that most of the Vitagraph stock company, including directors, were featured in the film, as was the new Vitagraph publication, Motion Picture Magazine. According to modern sources, comedian John Bunny, who was a Vitagraph star, made his final screen appearance in this production. The copyright synopsis lists "The Answer Man" as author, but this writer's true identity is unknown.