Poster for the film from a newspaper.
|Directed by||William C. deMille|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||Clara Beranger (adaptation & scenario)|
|Based on||Clarence (play)|
by Booth Tarkington
|Cinematography||L. Guy Wilky|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|7 reels; (6,146 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Clarence is a 1922 American silent comedy drama, based on the 1919 play by Booth Tarkington, produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It was directed by William C. deMille and starred Wallace Reid in his penultimate screen appearance.
In E.J. Fleming's 2007 biography of Wallace Reid, it is stated that many in Reid's neighborhood, including Rudolph Valentino, remembered that Reid kept the neighborhood awake playing his saxophone. It is not stated whether Reid was honing his skills for this film or just enjoying some leisure.
- Wallace Reid as Clarence Smith
- Agnes Ayres as Violet Pinney
- May McAvoy as Cora Wheeler
- Kathlyn Williams as Mrs. Wheeler
- Edward Martindel as Mr. Wheeler
- Robert Agnew as Bobby Wheeler
- Adolphe Menjou as Hubert Stem
- Bertram Johns as Dinwiddie
- Dorothy Gordon as Della
- Mayme Kelso as Mrs. Martin
The father of a quirky family, the Wheelers, hires an ex-soldier, Clarence (Reid), as a handyman. Clarence falls for the family's governess, Violet (Ayres).
Mrs. Wheeler (Williams) suspects that Violet and her husband (Martindel) are carrying on, and Mrs. Wheeler begins to develop an attraction to Clarence. Hubert Stem (Menjou), Mr. Wheeler's avaricious private secretary, one day shows Mr. Wheeler an article about Charles Short, an army deserter, and insists that Clarence is in actuality Charles Short.
- "The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Clarence". Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Clarence". silentera.com.
- Clarence at TheGreatStars.com; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)..Retrieved July 19, 2018
- Fleming, John (August 1924). "Clarence". Pictures and the Picturegoer. London: Odhams Press. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
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