By Appointment Only (July 7, 1933)

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Lew Cody, Sally O'Neil
 

Released on July 7, 1933: (running time 66 minutes) A doctor raises an orphan daughter of a patient that died, and the young girl grows up to compete for the doctor's love with his fiancee.

Produced by Maury M. Cohen

Directed by Frank R. Strayer

The Actors: Lew Cody (Doctor Michael Travers), Aileen Pringle (Diane Manners), Sally O'Neil (Judy Carroll), Edward Morgan (Richard 'Dick' Manners), Edward Martindel (Judge Barry Phelps), Wilson Benge (Wesley Luther Cavendish Withers, the butler), Marceline Day (Miss 'Brownie' Brown, Travers' secretary), Claire McDowell (Mary Carroll), Pauline Garon (Gwen Reid), Gladys Blake (Helen, telephone switchboard operator), Henry Hall (the Reverend), Pat Harmon (expressman), Fred Parker (second butler)

 

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The Orphan Girl, The Fiancé, and Uncle Mike

You think that your marriage is a joke? You need to meet actor Lew Cody. He was born in New Hampshire, but thanks to his family’s heritage, he grew up speaking French better than English.  In the early days of silent movies, he was often cast as the suave, romantic leading man, but he was popular in Hollywood as the joking, funny, life-of-the-party.

In 1918 he appeared in a silent movie starring Mabel Normand, a silent screen star comedienne. They must have become friends, sharing comedy and laughs, living in homes that were very near each other. One day in 1926 the funny bachelor and the sexy screen star were drinking together, having a great time. Suddenly, as they were enjoying their intoxicated encounter, Lew blurted out a marriage proposal. Mabel laughed and accepted.

The two inebriated stars thought that it would be great fun and did indeed get married. After the ceremony, Mabel returned to her home, and Lew returned to his. They remained ‘married’ until her tragic death four years later, and Lew Cody, who had been married for a couple of years before he met Mabel, never married again. Unfortunately, the popular Lew Cody passed in his sleep a year after making this movie.

In this pre-code soap-opera style adventure, Lew Cody is a middle-aged doctor engaged to a society girl. When an elderly lady dies in his office, he discovers her young daughter in the waiting room, and with her mother gone, she is an orphan.

Doctor Mike makes her his ward, sending her to school and taking care of all her needs. Meanwhile, his fiancé’s brother has made his girlfriend pregnant, and she goes to Doctor Mike asking for enough money to get out of town until her child is born. Then, when his young ward comes back from finishing school, he discovers that she is a lady now, not a young child, and flames of desire grip his heart. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Aileen Pringle
Claire McDowell, Lew Cody
Claire McDowell, Lew Cody
Claire McDowell, Marceline Day
Claire McDowell, Marceline Day
Edward Martindel
Edward Martindel
Edward Martindel, Lew Cody
Edward Martindel, Lew Cody
Edward Martindel
Edward Martindel
Edward Morgan
Edward Morgan
Edward Morgan, Lew Cody
Edward Morgan, Lew Cody
Edward Morgan
Edward Morgan
Gladys Blake
Gladys Blake
Lew Cody
Lew Cody
Lew Cody, Edward Morgan
Lew Cody, Edward Morgan
Lew Cody, Sally O'Neil
Lew Cody, Sally O'Neil
Wilson Benge
Wilson Benge
Lew Cody
Lew Cody
Marceline Day
Marceline Day
Marceline Day, Lew Cody
Marceline Day, Lew Cody
Pat Harmon, Wilson Benge
Pat Harmon, Wilson Benge
Pauline Garon
Pauline Garon
Pauline Garon, Lew Cody
Pauline Garon, Lew Cody
Sally O'Neil
Sally O'Neil
Sally O'Neil, Edward Morgan
Sally O'Neil, Edward Morgan
Sally O'Neil, Lew Cody
Sally O'Neil, Lew Cody
Sally O'Neil
Sally O'Neil
Sally O'Neil
Sally O'Neil
Wilson Benge
Wilson Benge