Despite director Frank Capra's claims that he "discovered" May Robson for his 1933 production Lady for a Day, the venerable Robson had already been in films for two years when she starred in 1916's A Night Out. The actress plays a lonely crotchety old lady whose well-ordered lifestyle is turned topsy-turvy when her grandsons Jonas (Charles Brown) and Waldo (George Cooper) pay her a visit. The two young sprouts persuade "Granmum" to accompany them on a night on the town. At first resistant, the old lady's resolve is weakened by a few sips of champagne, and by the end of the evening she's having a high old time. Having created this role on the Broadway stage, May Robson had no trouble repeating her theatrical triumph on celluloid.
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