Ducks and Drakes

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Ducks and Drakes
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Directed by Maurice Campbell
Produced by Realart Pictures
Written by Elmer Harris (screen story & scenario)
Cinematography H. Kinley Martin
Distributed by Realart Pictures Corporation
Release date
February 1921
Running time
5 reels (58 minutes)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Ducks and Drakes is an extant 1921 American silent comedy film produced and released by Realart Pictures, an offshoot of Paramount Pictures. It was directed by stage producer/director Maurice Campbell and starred Bebe Daniels (also a producer on this film) and Jack Holt. Elmer Harris provided the story and screenplay. A copy is held at the Library of Congress, and a limited edition DVD was released in 2015 by Edward Lorusso via a Kickstarter campaign.[1][2][3][4]


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Based upon a summary in a film publication,[5] Teddy Simpson (Daniels) is a wealthy young orphan who, instead of marrying Rob Winslow (Holt), whom her Aunty Weeks (Kelso) has selected for her, is bent upon getting into trouble by seeking adventure and through her flirtatious ways. Rob's friends, victims of her telephone flirtations, offer to help him cure her. Part of the cure involves Teddy taking a ride with Tom Hazzard (Lawrence) to an exclusive gun club, with the other conspirators making things so warm for her that she is cured for all time. When Rob calls her the next day, he finds her ready to consent to a speedy wedding.



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Ducks and Drakes
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (p. 48) published by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Ducks and Drakes
  5. ^ "Ducks and Drakes: Bebe Daniels' Latest Is Thoroughly Amusing". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (3): 4. Apr 3, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 

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