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HISTORY

This film opened in New York on 11 Apr 1915. The MPN review credits Cecil B. DeMille as the director. The copyright entry credits DeMille and George Bronson Howard as authors. This was Victor Moore's first film. It was re-issued on 20 Oct 1918 by Famous Players-Lasky Corp. in its Success Series. The copyright entry gives the film's subtitle as "A Picturization of the Society ... More Less

This film opened in New York on 11 Apr 1915. The MPN review credits Cecil B. DeMille as the director. The copyright entry credits DeMille and George Bronson Howard as authors. This was Victor Moore's first film. It was re-issued on 20 Oct 1918 by Famous Players-Lasky Corp. in its Success Series. The copyright entry gives the film's subtitle as "A Picturization of the Society Satire." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Nov 18
p. 1931.
Motog
1 May 15
p. 724.
MPN
30 Jan 15
p. 28, 40
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 89.
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 68.
MPW
3 Apr 15
p. 87.
MPW
24 Apr 15
p. 570, 646
MPW
2 Nov 18
p. 622.
MPW
30 Nov 18
p. 991.
NYDM
21 Apr 15
p. 26.
Variety
16 Apr 15
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Snobs by George Bronson Howard (New York, 4 Sep 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 April 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 April 1915
Copyright Number:
LU4917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Mr. Phipps, a nearly bankrupt lawyer, accidentally discovers that milkman Henry Disney is the heir to the title and twenty million dollar fortune of the Duke of Walshire, he and his sister Laura plot to have Henry marry her before he learns about the inheritance. They arrange to have Henry blackjacked and carried to their home, where Laura can nurse and seduce him. Because Henry earlier rescued and fell in love with debutante Ethel Hamilton, he resists Laura. When he discovers a letter concerning his inheritance, Henry shops extravagantly, has his coat-of-arms stitched on all his clothes and takes rooms at the town's most expensive hotel. No longer socially inferior to Ethel, Henry throws a ball in her honor, but when he announces his love, she rebukes him and the social snobs who fawn at him but mock him behind his back. After Henry returns to his milk route, Ethel finds him and agrees to instruct him in the art of being a ... +


When Mr. Phipps, a nearly bankrupt lawyer, accidentally discovers that milkman Henry Disney is the heir to the title and twenty million dollar fortune of the Duke of Walshire, he and his sister Laura plot to have Henry marry her before he learns about the inheritance. They arrange to have Henry blackjacked and carried to their home, where Laura can nurse and seduce him. Because Henry earlier rescued and fell in love with debutante Ethel Hamilton, he resists Laura. When he discovers a letter concerning his inheritance, Henry shops extravagantly, has his coat-of-arms stitched on all his clothes and takes rooms at the town's most expensive hotel. No longer socially inferior to Ethel, Henry throws a ball in her honor, but when he announces his love, she rebukes him and the social snobs who fawn at him but mock him behind his back. After Henry returns to his milk route, Ethel finds him and agrees to instruct him in the art of being a duke. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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