Mr. Fix-It (1918 film)

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Mr. Fix-It
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Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Douglas Fairbanks
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Ernest Butterworth (story)
Allan Dwan
Joseph Henabery
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Wanda Hawley
Marjorie Daw
Katherine MacDonald
Frank Campeau
Ida Waterman
Fred Goodwins
Cinematography Hugh McClung
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • April 15, 1918 (1918-04-15)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Mr. Fix-It is a 1918 American silent comedy film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Daw, and Wanda Hawley, directed by Allan Dwan at Artcraft Pictures, and released by Paramount Pictures.[1]

Plot[edit]

As described in a film magazine,[2] because of his ability to fix things Dick Remington (Fairbanks) becomes known as "Mr. Fix-It" and enters the aristocratic home of the Burroughs as their nephew. Before long he has melted the stone hearts of three aunts and one uncle and won the heart of Mary McCullough (Hawley) in addition to setting aright the affairs of pretty Georgiana Burroughs (MacDonald) and Olive Van Tassell (Landis).

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Like many American films of the time, Mr. Fix-It was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 5, the policeman arresting women in kimonos coming from raided house of ill repute.[3]

Preservation status[edit]

On July 16, 2011 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival presented a restored print of the film from George Eastman House.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ "Reviews: Mr. Fix-It". Exhibitors Herald (New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company) 6 (19): 24. May 4, 1918. 
  3. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald (New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company) 6 (25): 31. June 15, 1918. 
  4. ^ Mr. Fix-It at San Francisco Silent Film Festival website

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