A Gentleman of Quality (1919)

Drama | 17 March 1919

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ETR
15 Mar 19
p. 1139.
MPN
15 Mar 19
p. 1713.
MPW
15 Mar 19
p. 1527.
Variety
30 May 19
p. 75.
Wid's
9 Mar 19
p. 11.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel A Gentleman of Quality by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey (New York, 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
15 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13404
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Ashton quarrels with his stepfather and runs away to London. At the same time, Lord John Hertford marries Lady Mercy Covington, but he disappears on the wedding night. Ashton is injured in a traffic accident in London, and is believed to be Hertford, even by Lady Mercy. Ashton's memory is jarred and he marries Lady Mercy in another ceremony. Meanwhile, her cousin locates Lord John in India and leaves him in a doctor's care after receiving a cable from Lady Mercy that her husband has been found. The cousin is shipwrecked for seven years, during which time it is discovered that Ashton and Lord John are twin brothers, separated and abducted because of Sicilian vengeance. While reading mail accumulated over seven years, the cousin discovers that Lord John died soon after leaving for ... +


John Ashton quarrels with his stepfather and runs away to London. At the same time, Lord John Hertford marries Lady Mercy Covington, but he disappears on the wedding night. Ashton is injured in a traffic accident in London, and is believed to be Hertford, even by Lady Mercy. Ashton's memory is jarred and he marries Lady Mercy in another ceremony. Meanwhile, her cousin locates Lord John in India and leaves him in a doctor's care after receiving a cable from Lady Mercy that her husband has been found. The cousin is shipwrecked for seven years, during which time it is discovered that Ashton and Lord John are twin brothers, separated and abducted because of Sicilian vengeance. While reading mail accumulated over seven years, the cousin discovers that Lord John died soon after leaving for England. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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