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Marceline Day on the set of The Boy Friend (1926)
with director Monta Bell.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Boy Friend
(1926) American
B&W : Six reels / [?] 5529 or 5584? feet
Directed by Monta Bell

Cast: Marceline Day [Ida May Harper], John Harron [Joe Pond], George K. Arthur [the book agent], Ward Crane [Lester White], Gertrude Astor [Mrs. White], Otto Hoffman [Mr. Harper], Maidel Turner [Mrs. Wilson], Gwen Lee [Pettie Wilson], Elizabeth Patterson [Mrs. Harper], Edgar Norton, Clarence Geldart, Evelyn Atkinson, Aileen Manning, Estelle Clark, Virginia Bradford, André Bushe, Ruth Handford (Ruth Handforth), Dorothy Seay, Archie Burke, Grady Sutton

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. / Scenario by Alice D.G. Miller, from the play The Book of Charm by John Alexander Kirkpatrick. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Merrill Pye. Costume design by Kathleen Kay, Maude Marsh and André-ani. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Edited by Blanche Sewell. / © 26 July 1926 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP22985]. Premiered 14 August 1926 in New York, New York. General release, 31 October 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Patterson’s film debut.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.0555.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Books: Etiquette - Courtships - Envy - Letters - Parties - Small-town life - Stores: Drugstores: Clerks - USA: New York: New York

Listing updated: 7 July 2010.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.0555; Eames-MGM p. 32 : ClasIm-301 p. 47 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

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