DIRECTOR: ROY WILLIAM NEILL
CAST: CONSTANCE TALMADGE, VINCENT COLEMAN, NED SPARKS
A comic superstar whose popularity and presence once rivaled that of male actors better-known today, Constance Talmadge was one of the original funny ladies of American movies. Good References, which has “Connie” conning her way into a social secretary job, shows why—an irresistible comedy of manners in which scandals pile up faster than our heroine can put out the fires. Good References will be screening with Tramp Strategy, a one-reel comedy by Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female director in cinema.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute, Barbara Roisman Cooper and Martin M. Cooper.
Alice Guy-Blaché / 1911 / 12min / 35mm
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by New York Women in Film & Television's Women's Film Preservation Trust and The Film Foundation.