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This film marked the motion picture debut of John Barrymore, who was an established stage star already. Reviewers predicted that he would have a successful career on film as ... More Less

This film marked the motion picture debut of John Barrymore, who was an established stage star already. Reviewers predicted that he would have a successful career on film as well. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
24 Jan 14
pp. 37-38.
MPW
17 Jan 14
p. 292, 342
NYDM
7 Jan 14
p. 29.
Variety
9 Jan 14
p. 12.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 January 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Brokers Beresford Cruger and Peter Barbury face bankruptcy and charges of embezzlement when their partner, Egerton Brown, absconds with $80,000 belonging to their client, Georgia Chapin. Curger soon learns that he will inherit a fortune from his British uncle if he marries an Englishwoman, but resists giving up his American citizenship until his British cousin, Beatrice Carewe, who has been disinherited because of a romance with an American, arrives, and Barbury convinces them to marry for convenience. After many misadventures, Beatrice and Cruger fall in love, Cruger earns $50,000 on a small investment in Wyoming, and is able to retain his American ... +


Brokers Beresford Cruger and Peter Barbury face bankruptcy and charges of embezzlement when their partner, Egerton Brown, absconds with $80,000 belonging to their client, Georgia Chapin. Curger soon learns that he will inherit a fortune from his British uncle if he marries an Englishwoman, but resists giving up his American citizenship until his British cousin, Beatrice Carewe, who has been disinherited because of a romance with an American, arrives, and Barbury convinces them to marry for convenience. After many misadventures, Beatrice and Cruger fall in love, Cruger earns $50,000 on a small investment in Wyoming, and is able to retain his American citizenship. +

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

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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.