One Glorious Day

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One Glorious Day
One Glorious Day lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed byJames Cruze
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byBarry Barringer
Walter Woods
StarringWill Rogers
Lila Lee
Alan Hale, Sr.
Johnny Fox
George Nichols
Emily Rait
CinematographyKarl Brown
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 29, 1922 (1922-01-29)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

One Glorious Day is a lost[1][2] 1922 American silent fantasy comedy film directed by James Cruze and written by Barry Barringer and Walter Woods. The film stars Will Rogers, Lila Lee, Alan Hale, Sr., Johnny Fox, George Nichols, and Emily Rait. The film was released on January 29, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.[3][4][5] The film was originally planned by Cruze, under the title The Melancholy Spirit, as a vehicle for the comic actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who contributed ideas to the project. However, during the initial planning stages, Arbuckle gave a party in San Francisco at which a young starlet died, and the subsequent scandal and Arbuckle's three trials for manslaughter forced him to drop out of the film, which was then re-titled and recast with Rogers in the Arbuckle role.[6]


A disembodied spirit entity with a strange appearance and bulging eyes named "Ek" takes over the body of a meek psychical researcher, Professor Ezra Botts (Rogers), during an out-of-body experiment and proceeds to live it up while the researcher watches from limbo and tries to get back into his physical body and resume his life.[7]


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  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: One Glorious Day
  2. ^ One Glorious Day at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine) Retrieved July 21, 2018
  3. ^ "One-Glorious-Day - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "One Glorious Day". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "One Glorious Day". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ Merritt, Greg (2013). Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-61374-792-6. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "One Glorious Day - Synopsis". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved January 18, 2018.

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