The Mischief Maker (1916)

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Sixteen-year-old June Caprice was certainly kept busy during her first year at Fox Studios. The actress' fourth starring vehicle that year was The Mischief Maker. In the film, the parents of Effie Marchand (June Caprice) and Al Tournay (Harry Benham) have decided that their children should marry each other. Effie and Al, however, have never met -- he's away at college and she's in boarding school -- and they both balk at the idea of marrying a stranger. Effie also has gotten herself in a bit of a fix -- a lecherous art teacher has gotten a student, May Muprey (Margaret Fielding), to pose nude for a sculpture, but he has Effie pose for the head. He makes a grab for Effie, and she is saved by Al, whom she has met by accident. The art teacher and May, who is jealous of Effie, both tell the headmistresses (Inez Marcel and Minnie Milne) that Effie posed for the body. Effie is expelled, so she elopes with Al -- not exactly the wedding which their families had planned.

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boarding-school, child, college, escape, fate, love, meeting, parent, rebel, school