The School for Scandal (1914)

Comedy | 21 December 1914

Director:

Kenean Buel

Writer:

Phil Lang

Production Company:

Kalem Co.
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HISTORY

Several British film versions of the play have been produced, including two in 1923 and one in ... More Less

Several British film versions of the play have been produced, including two in 1923 and one in 1930. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Dec 14
p. 829.
MPW
12 Dec 14
p. 1592.
MPW
19 Dec 14
p. 1663.
NYDM
12 Sep 14
p. 1469.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Masterpiece Service
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Scen
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The School for Scandal by Richard B. Sheridan (London, 8 May 1777).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 December 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,000
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Before leaving for India, Sir Oliver Surface entrusts his nephews, Charles and Joseph, to Sir Peter Teazle. Twenty-five years later, Charles is considered wild and Joseph, steady. Sir Peter marries Ann, who is many years his junior, and becomes the guardian of Maria whom Charles loves. Joseph learns of Maria's wealth and plans to marry her with the aid of Lady Sneerwell, who loves Charles. When Ann and Sir Peter quarrel over her extravagances, their argument is distorted by Sir Benjamin Backbite, a member of the notorious gossip clique, The School for Scandal. Meanwhile, Sir Oliver returns from India and, meeting his nephews under an assumed name, is delighted with Charles, but disgusted with the hypocritical Joseph. Ann and Joseph are having an affair, although Sir Peter suspects Charles. When Sir Peter goes to Joseph's room to tell him that he has left everything in his will to Ann, she overhears. There is a confrontation among the persons involved in the incident which is exaggerated by the gossips. In the end, Ann, filled with remorse, is reconciled with Sir Peter, Charles and Maria are able to marry, and Lady Sneerwell will marry Joseph who has been disinherited by his ... +


Before leaving for India, Sir Oliver Surface entrusts his nephews, Charles and Joseph, to Sir Peter Teazle. Twenty-five years later, Charles is considered wild and Joseph, steady. Sir Peter marries Ann, who is many years his junior, and becomes the guardian of Maria whom Charles loves. Joseph learns of Maria's wealth and plans to marry her with the aid of Lady Sneerwell, who loves Charles. When Ann and Sir Peter quarrel over her extravagances, their argument is distorted by Sir Benjamin Backbite, a member of the notorious gossip clique, The School for Scandal. Meanwhile, Sir Oliver returns from India and, meeting his nephews under an assumed name, is delighted with Charles, but disgusted with the hypocritical Joseph. Ann and Joseph are having an affair, although Sir Peter suspects Charles. When Sir Peter goes to Joseph's room to tell him that he has left everything in his will to Ann, she overhears. There is a confrontation among the persons involved in the incident which is exaggerated by the gossips. In the end, Ann, filled with remorse, is reconciled with Sir Peter, Charles and Maria are able to marry, and Lady Sneerwell will marry Joseph who has been disinherited by his uncle. +

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