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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Jul 16
p. 268.
MPN
29 Jul 16
p. 632, 663
MPW
22 Jul 16
p. 800.
MPW
15 Apr 16
p. 25.
NYDM
22 Jul 16
p. 24.
Variety
14 Jul 16
p. 19.
Wid's
27 Jul 16
p. 742.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
6 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8649
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Con artist "English" Hal poses as a British aristocrat to weasel his way into the wealthy Merton household, while Meg Dugan, whose father works with Hal, escapes from the juvenile hall next door and is also taken in by the Mertons. Always having been infatuated by Arthurian legends, Meg falls instantly in love when she meets young Tom Merton whom she sees as Sir Galahad. Meanwhile, Hal has his sights set on Tom's sister Alice and successfully courts her until Meg exposes him. For revenge, Hal produces Meg's father, who says that the Mertons can keep his daughter if they agree to pay him for her. Outraged, Tom's grandfather sends both Dugans from his home, but later, realizing that Meg and Tom really do love each other, he relents and allows the couple to ... +


Con artist "English" Hal poses as a British aristocrat to weasel his way into the wealthy Merton household, while Meg Dugan, whose father works with Hal, escapes from the juvenile hall next door and is also taken in by the Mertons. Always having been infatuated by Arthurian legends, Meg falls instantly in love when she meets young Tom Merton whom she sees as Sir Galahad. Meanwhile, Hal has his sights set on Tom's sister Alice and successfully courts her until Meg exposes him. For revenge, Hal produces Meg's father, who says that the Mertons can keep his daughter if they agree to pay him for her. Outraged, Tom's grandfather sends both Dugans from his home, but later, realizing that Meg and Tom really do love each other, he relents and allows the couple to marry. +

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

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