Twice Two (1920)

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COMEDY. Two orphans, anxious to be married, contrive to get their widowed parents to marry as well.

R.1. Mrs Romer, a widow, lives with her son Jack to whom she is very devoted. Jack, a gifted painter, meets Jill, the daughter of the widowed Colonel Medway; they go on painting excursions together and soon realize they are in love. They want to marry but are conscious of their duty towards their widowed parents; Jack suggests that the obvious solution is to marry them off to one another (1088).

R.2. Both Jack and Jill place photographs of the other's parents in their homes to arouse interest; both parents rise to the bait and when the orphans arrange another meeting they are mutually attracted. This time, however, it is the Colonel and Mrs Romer who are wondering how to break the news to their children, but their fears are swiftly allayed by Jack and Jill announcing their engagement. (2033).

Notes: The first part of reel 1 is missing. Titles are in flash form in the film with full working titles at the end of each reel; these are obviously out of order.

Ref: Adrian Brunel. Nice work; the story of thirty years in British film production. London, Forbes Robertson, 1949. pp,58,60-1,103.

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