Something to Do

Something to Do is a lost[1] 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Donald Crisp and written by Maximilian Foster and Will M. Ritchey. The film stars Bryant Washburn, Ann Little, Robert Brower, Charles K. Gerrard, Adele Farrington, and Charles Ogle. The film was released on April 13, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

Something to Do
Still with Robert Brower, Bryant Washburn, and Ann Little
Directed byDonald Crisp
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byMaximilian Foster
Will M. Ritchey
StarringBryant Washburn
Ann Little
Robert Brower
Charles K. Gerrard
Adele Farrington
Charles Ogle
CinematographyCharles Edgar Schoenbaum
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 13, 1919 (1919-04-13)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Jack Merrill (Washburn), wealthy apostle of idleness, is advised by his physician to "find something to do" if he want to live long. His valet, posing as Lord Sidney, seeks to win the hand and fortune of newly rich Mrs. Parkin (Farrington), who has had her relative Peter Remwick (Brower) declared insane and confined to an asylum. Janet Remwick, his daughter, is permitted to stay on as secretary. Merrill learns of his valet's exploits and Janet's predicament, and masquerades as a nobleman to gain entry into the house. Peter Remwick escapes and returns to the house followed by his captors. Jack is instrumental in establishing Peter's sanity, proving Mrs. Parkin a crook, and winning Janet.



  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Something to Do
  2. "Something to Do (1919) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. "Something to Do (1919) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. "Reviews: Something to Do". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 8 (18): 39. April 26, 1919.

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