His Picture in the Papers (1916)





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Douglas Fairbanks stars in this silent comedy as the son of a health-food magnate who must win his father's permission to wed by first getting his photo on the front page of the daily newspapers.
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Douglas Fairbanks
as Pete Prindle
Clarence Handysides
as Proteus Prindle
Charles Butler
as Cassius Cadwalader
Loretta Blake
as Christine Cadwalader

Critic Reviews for His Picture in the Papers

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Less a story than a succession of comic set pieces defined by Fairbanks' athleticism and unbridled joie de vivre...

Full Review… | December 24, 2008
Turner Classic Movies Online

Audience Reviews for His Picture in the Papers

In this picture, Fairbanks plays the son of a rich food corp. owner. He falls in love with the daughter of another food corp. owner, who specializes in vegetarian foods, and wont let her marry him unless he has a cut in the profits of his father's company. Problem is, he's a lazy bum, so his father says he'll only give him a cut if he gets some publicity for the company. So he goes around looking for ways to get, as the title says, his picture in the papers. This plays out hilariously, as his crazy schemes aren't newsworthy. I really liked this movie, it was a lot of fun, if you like Fairbanks please check it out.

Aj V
Aj V

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