A Full House

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A Full House
A Full House (1920) - 1.jpg
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Directed by James Cruze
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Screenplay by Alice Eyton
Based on A Full House
by Fred Jackson
Starring Bryant Washburn
Lois Wilson
Cinematography H. Kinley Martin
Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • October 24, 1920 (1920-10-24)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

A Full House is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze and written by Alice Eyton based upon a play of the same name by Fred Jackson.[1] The film stars Bryant Washburn, Lois Wilson, Guy Milham, Hazel Howell, Vera Lewis, and Beverly Travers. The film was released on October 24, 1920, by Paramount Pictures.[2] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.


As described in a film magazine,[3] George Howell (Washburn), a young lawyer, sadly separates himself from his bride Ottilie (Wilson) on the second day after their wedding to fulfill a commission from his friend Ned Pembroke (Milham) to recover some incriminating love letters in the possession of a San Francisco showgirl. Ned will not propose to Daphne (Howell), Ottilie's sister, until the letters are safe in his hands. Allowing his wife to believe that he has gone to San Diego, George goes to San Francisco. On the return trip he accidentally exchanges his travelling bag with a crook who has stolen a wealthy woman's jewels. Once home, his wife discovers them among the burglary tools in his bag. Susie (Williams), a maid, sees them and calls the police, but later decides to try and earn the reward herself. The police surround the house, telling various people arriving at the scene that "you can go in but you can't come out." The thief returns to claim his loot and this gives rise to a continuation of skirmishes between the two men and the police, and in the end the real culprit is apprehended and the two couples find happiness.



  1. ^ a b "A Full House". silentera.com. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Full-House - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Reviews: A Full House". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (15): 102. October 9, 1920.

External links

  • A Full House on IMDb
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