Wet Paint (1926)

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello

Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello (in silouette)

Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith

Helene Costello and Bryant Washburn in WET PAINT (1926)

Helene Costello and Bryant Washburn

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello

Bryant Washburn in WET PAINT (1926)

Bryant Washburn

Raymond Griffith and Bryant Washburn in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith and Bryant Washburn

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello in WET PAINT (1926)

Caption: Helene Costello, daughter of Maurice Costello, celebrated film actor some years ago, plays opposite Raymond Griffith in his next Paramount starring comedy "Wet Paint," which is being directed by Arthur Rosson. (1926)

Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith and Otto Fries in WET PAINT (1926)

Unknown, Raymond Griffith, Otto Fries

Bud Jamison and Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Bud Jamison (left) and Raymond Griffith (center)

Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith and Helene Costello

Raymond Griffith, Helene Costello and Bryant Washburn in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith, unknown, Helene Costello and Bryant Washburn

Raymond Griffith in WET PAINT (1926)

Raymond Griffith. This cast photo does not portray a scene from the film.

WET PAINT (1926)

AT CLOVER THEATRE. FRIDAY and SATURDAY. AT 8 P.M.

"Raymond, a too wealthy young bachelor is in love with a rich and beautiful girl.  He proposes and Helene says "Say it again, -- louder."

He has thrilling experiences with nearly a dozen beautiful women, is even shot at by one, makes a lion his slave and rides at sixty miles an hour in a deiver-less car through crowded streets."

Advance ad for WET PAINT

Here is an advance ad for Wet Paint, here titled Fresh Paint, from the December 19th issue of Motion Picture News.

RAYMOND GRIFFITH has reached the point now where they start laughing as soon as his name is flashed on the screen.  That means real money at the box office.

Griffith has a big de luxe staff of directors, writers, cameramen and techniciansof all kinds doing nothing but devising ideas and working on Griffith comedies.  The result is that every Griffith picture now is a big comedy special presenting the new favorite plus the best in story material and investiture that brains and money can secure.

"Fresh Paint" is a corking story for Griffith with a wonderful pulling title.  The laughing possibilities are evident.  The tie-up possibilities are limitless. A big supporting cast of well known players will appear with the star.

A Paramount Picture

Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky


OLYMPIC - "WET PAINT."

IN AS MUCH as some motion picture titles are a bit tricky, it might be wise to say a few words about Raymond Griffith's latest picture "Wet paint" which will be shown in the Olympic theater this week. The picture is a ludicrous farce comedy production and in it Raymond Griffith has reached the top of the comedy ladder, it is said. The story concerns a too rich young man's efforts to win the one girl in the world. During the course of the picture he becomes involved with a strange, but beautiful married woman. how extracates himself from the embarrassing situation composes the funniest sequences in the picture. -- Pittsburgh Press, July 18, 1926

"WET PAINT" TO BE SHOWN HERE SOON

Raymond Griffith in "Wet Paint" a comedy, will be shown soon at the California Theater.

"Wet Paint" is the story of a young man whose romantic inclinations lead him into a series of comical situations that will keep the audience lauthing from the beginning to the end of the picture. Griffith plays the role of a young bachelor who is in love with a rich and beautiful girl. His adventures with more than a dozen pretty women end when one of them tries out her marksmanship with him as the target.

Helene Costello, daughter of Maurice Costello, former screen idol, has the feminine lead, while others in the case include Bryant Washburn, Natalie Kingston, and Henry Kolker. -- Berkeley Daily Gazette, June 15, 1926.

RAYMOND GRIFFITH IS STAR IN "WET PAINT"

The scenario of "Wet Paint," Raymond Griffith's latest staring picture for Paramount, which comes shortly to the California Theater, makes the star do a series of the most ludicrously amusing things that have ever been seen on the scree.

First, he reverse the usual process, and "Throws his sweetie down." Then he tells her they're through -- he is going to marry the first girl he meets. So, what more natural than that he meet a bevy of the fairest beauties in the land?

The lad arrives at a home he things is his -- but upon entering, discovers it to belong to an attractive married woman. After a lot of ridiculous avoidances of each other, they finally land in two adjoining shower-baths.

But the picture doesn't end until an exciting ride has been taken in a car without a chauffeur. Talk of your "ships without a helm" -- Ray's experience completely overshadows it. what happens in the end? Well if you can keep a secret, and must know -- he marries his original girl.

Helene Costello is "She" and Bryant Washburn her brother. Arthur Rosson directed. -- Berkeley Daily Gazette, Jun 12, 1926


with Raymond Griffith, Helene Costello, and Bryant Washburn. Directed by Arthur Rosson. Paramount.

 

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