The Education of Mr. Pipp (1914)

Comedy | 23 November 1914

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HISTORY

Digby Bell recreated the role of Mr. Pipp from the New York stage version of the play. The play was inspired by the Charles Dana Gibson cartoons that appeared in Life ... More Less

Digby Bell recreated the role of Mr. Pipp from the New York stage version of the play. The play was inspired by the Charles Dana Gibson cartoons that appeared in Life . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
5 Dec 14
p. 772.
Motog
12 Dec 14
p. 828.
MPN
28 Nov 14
p. 64.
MPW
31 Mar 15
p. 32.
NYDM
25 Nov 14
p. 32.
Variety
21 Nov 14
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 November 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the insistence of his shrewish wife, Mr. Pipp, a good-natured, nouveau riche steel magnate, moves his family from Pittsburgh to New York's Fifth Avenue. There Pipp's elder daughter falls in love with Fitzgerald, a riding master, who is actually Lord Fitzmaurice, and his younger daughter falls in love with John Willing, Pipp's protégé. Hoping to gain their entrance into high society, Mrs. Pipp hires Charmarot, a bogus count, to teach the girls French. As the family leaves for Europe, Pipp gives Charmarot a check for $75, which he changes to read $75,000 and quickly cashes. Learning of the deception, Willing cables Pipp, who hires Pinkerton, a detective, to find the money. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald follows the Pipps to London where they are the guests of Lady Violet Fitzmaurice, his mother, and persuades the servants to keep his true identity a secret. After a series of comic misadventures, Charmarot and his accomplices are apprehended in Paris by Pinkerton, the daughters are happily reunited with their boyfriends, and a remorseful Mrs. Pipp begs her husband to take her back to ... +


At the insistence of his shrewish wife, Mr. Pipp, a good-natured, nouveau riche steel magnate, moves his family from Pittsburgh to New York's Fifth Avenue. There Pipp's elder daughter falls in love with Fitzgerald, a riding master, who is actually Lord Fitzmaurice, and his younger daughter falls in love with John Willing, Pipp's protégé. Hoping to gain their entrance into high society, Mrs. Pipp hires Charmarot, a bogus count, to teach the girls French. As the family leaves for Europe, Pipp gives Charmarot a check for $75, which he changes to read $75,000 and quickly cashes. Learning of the deception, Willing cables Pipp, who hires Pinkerton, a detective, to find the money. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald follows the Pipps to London where they are the guests of Lady Violet Fitzmaurice, his mother, and persuades the servants to keep his true identity a secret. After a series of comic misadventures, Charmarot and his accomplices are apprehended in Paris by Pinkerton, the daughters are happily reunited with their boyfriends, and a remorseful Mrs. Pipp begs her husband to take her back to Pittsburgh. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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