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In Pursuit of Polly

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In Pursuit of Polly
Still with Burke
Directed byChester Withey
Written byIzola Forrester (story)
Mann Page (story)
Eve Unsell (scenario)
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringBillie Burke
Thomas Meighan
CinematographyWilliam Marshall
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1918 (1918-09-01)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

In Pursuit of Polly is a lost[1] 1918 American silent comedy-drama film starring Billie Burke and Thomas Meighan. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Polly Marsden (Burke) is told by her father Buck Marsden (Losee) that she must choose from among her three suitors. She decides to settle it by a race. She is to be given an hour head start and agrees to bestow her hand upon the first one who catches her. In trying to elude her pursuers, she is mistaken for the confederate of a German spy. When the three suitors catch her, they discover that her heart and hand have been won by secret service agent Colby Mason (Meighan).



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: In Pursuit of Polly
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List In Pursuit of Polly at
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: In Pursuit of Polly(Wayback)
  4. ^ "Reviews: In Pursuit of Polly". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (11): 50. September 7, 1918.
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