Two Weeks with Pay (1921)

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Pansy O'Donnel (Bebe Daniels), a salesgirl at a modiste's shop, has earned -- as the film's title says -- two weeks' vacation with pay. But her boss, Ginsberg (George Periolat) has given her something of a working vacation -- she's to go to a fashionable resort with a load of his clothes and parade around in them as sort of a walking advertisement. It's an eventful two weeks -- as she heads to the hotel, she gets in a car accident with handsome J. Livingston Smith (handsome leading man Jack Mulhall), who she assumes to be one of the local wealthy Smiths. Then, at the hotel, she is mistaken for lookalike actress Marie LaTour. Since she can't convince the guests that she isn't, she goes along with the ruse and agrees to appear for a benefit. Unfortunately, Miss LaTour is known as the "Diving Venus," which means she has to do a high dive. Ginsberg arrives to take orders and Pansy does a high dive. Smith comes to her rescue and pulls her out of the tank just as the real Marie LaTour (also played by Daniels) arrives. But the actress merely shrugs off the mistaken identity. It turns out that Smith is not rich, but instead owns a garage, and he and Pansy end the film together. This mildly amusing comedy was based on a Saturday Evening Post story by Nina Wilcox Putnam.