All Night (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Carmel Myers' co-star in this amusing farce is a handsome newcomer named Rodolpho de Valentina -- later to become famous as Rudolph Valentino. Even at this early date in his career, Valentino commands attention and shows a surprising flair for comedy. Dick Thayer (Valentino) is in love with Bess Lane (Myers) and he convinces his friends, William and Maud Harcourt (Charles Dorian and Mary Warren), to invite them both to a dinner they are throwing. Another guest is Bradford (William Dyer), a millionaire. Harcourt wants Bradford to loan him some money, but Bradford first wants to see how well he manages his household. Unfortunately, Harcourt has just fired all his servants in a fit of pique. In order to favorably impress Bradford, Harcourt and his wife take over the servant's roles and ask Thayer and Bess to pose as them. The dinner goes off well until Bradford decides he likes the pseudo-Harcourts so much that he must spend the night. This causes a number of complications, including a visit from Bess' irate father, Colonel Lane (Wadsworth Harris). By morning, everything is cleared up and Thayer has won Bess over.

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dinner-party, bad-luck, con/scam, copper, couple, diner, employment, entrepreneur, fun, get-rich-quick-scheme, guest, home, host, investing, luck, magnate, manager, party, promise, role-switching, servant, silence, town, youth