The Arrival of Perpetua (1915)

Comedy | 29 March 1915

Full page view
HISTORY

Reviews and news items conflict in crediting source material: Frances G. Corcoran may have been the author of an original scenario or of a play, or she may have been the adaptor of a play. This was Emil Chautard's first American ... More Less

Reviews and news items conflict in crediting source material: Frances G. Corcoran may have been the author of an original scenario or of a play, or she may have been the adaptor of a play. This was Emil Chautard's first American film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Apr 15
p. 550.
MPN
3 Apr 15
p. 67.
MPW
3 Apr 15
p. 71, 142
NYDM
4 Dec 15
pp. 1846-47.
Variety
26 Mar 15
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 March 1915
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 March 1915
Copyright Number:
LU4844
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Perpetua, known as "Pet," attends a girls' boarding school until her elderly uncle, Hastings Curzon, dies and leaves her a million dollars. Her eccentric and unkempt guardian, Thaddeus Curzon, places her in the care of her father's spinster half sister, Aunt Abigal Majendrie. Her cranky aunt's predilection for monkeys, parrots, cats and dogs, and the hymn-singing and gossiping of her aunt's old maid and bachelor friends cause Pet to run away to Thaddeus. She gradually wins his heart, but he returns her to Abigal, where three mercenary suitors vie for Pet's hand. After Pet procures a false letter from a lawyer stating that she is penniless, the suitors lose interest. Thaddeus then dons a new suit and calls on his ward to explain that her fortune stood in the way of their happiness. Rather than continue as her guardian, he asks Perpetua to be his ... +


Perpetua, known as "Pet," attends a girls' boarding school until her elderly uncle, Hastings Curzon, dies and leaves her a million dollars. Her eccentric and unkempt guardian, Thaddeus Curzon, places her in the care of her father's spinster half sister, Aunt Abigal Majendrie. Her cranky aunt's predilection for monkeys, parrots, cats and dogs, and the hymn-singing and gossiping of her aunt's old maid and bachelor friends cause Pet to run away to Thaddeus. She gradually wins his heart, but he returns her to Abigal, where three mercenary suitors vie for Pet's hand. After Pet procures a false letter from a lawyer stating that she is penniless, the suitors lose interest. Thaddeus then dons a new suit and calls on his ward to explain that her fortune stood in the way of their happiness. Rather than continue as her guardian, he asks Perpetua to be his wife. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.