Head over Heels (1922 film)

Head over Heels is a 1922 American comedy film starring Mabel Normand and directed by Paul Bern and Victor Schertzinger. This is a surviving comedy film at the Library of Congress.[1] The supporting cast includes Raymond Hatton and Adolphe Menjou.

Head over Heels
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Directed byPaul Bern
Victor Schertzinger
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
Written byNalbro Isadorah Bartley (screen story)
Gerald C. Duffy (scenario)
Julien Josephson (scenario)
StarringMabel Normand
Raymond Hatton
Adolphe Menjou
CinematographyGeorge Webber (*as George F. Webber)
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • April 1922 (1922-04)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] Tina (Normand), an Italian acrobat, is engaged by Sterling (Menjou), a member of a New York City theater company, to come to New York City as a star. She arrives in her native costume and, realizing he has picked a lemon, Sterling asks Lawson (Thompson), his partner, to get him out of the contract. A press agent learns of the situation and agrees to take over the contract. He arranges to have her meet Al Wilkins (Belmore), a patent medicine manufacturer, who is also a motion picture magnet. After being dressed up by a beauty specialist, both Wilkins and Lawson crave her favor. She is in love with Lawson, however, and when he receives a business note from another, she almost breaks up his party by jumping into its midst and fighting Lawson's client. In the end everything is straightened out and there is a "twinkling of wedding bells" finish.



  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Head Over Heels at silentera.com
  2. "Reviews: Head over Heels". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (19): 60. May 6, 1922.
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