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HISTORY

Biggers' novel was filmed twice by Universal: in 1924 as The Reckless Age , with Reginald Denny starring and Harry Pollard directing (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4476), and in 1940 as One Night in the Tropics , with Allan Jones starring and A. Edward Sutherland ...

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Biggers' novel was filmed twice by Universal: in 1924 as The Reckless Age , with Reginald Denny starring and Harry Pollard directing (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4476), and in 1940 as One Night in the Tropics , with Allan Jones starring and A. Edward Sutherland directing.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
3 May 19
p. 2912.
MPW
17 Apr 20
p. 458.
Wid's
28 Sep 19
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 August 1919
Copyright Info
Claimant
DATE
CopyrightNumber
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
28 July 1919
LP14030
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When Allan Harrowby, posing as a nobleman, takes out a policy with Lloyd's to insure that his upcoming marriage will occur, Dick Minot, Lloyd's assistant manager in the U. S., travels to San Marcos, Florida to handle anything that threatens to disrupt the wedding. On the train, Dick falls in love with Cynthia Meyrick, but discovering that she is Harrowby's bride-to-be, he suppresses his feelings. After a blackmailing valet claims to be Harrowby's older brother, the real brother and heir, George Harrowby, arrives and accuses the valet of stealing his yacht. Cynthia's father forbids the marriage until George, who says his children in Chicago would laugh at him if he called himself "Lord," resigns his title in favor of Allan. Cynthia, however, indignant when she learns of the insurance policy, calls off the wedding and spurns Dick for his part in it. After Dick again accidentally meets Cynthia on a train, their romance flourishes without ...

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When Allan Harrowby, posing as a nobleman, takes out a policy with Lloyd's to insure that his upcoming marriage will occur, Dick Minot, Lloyd's assistant manager in the U. S., travels to San Marcos, Florida to handle anything that threatens to disrupt the wedding. On the train, Dick falls in love with Cynthia Meyrick, but discovering that she is Harrowby's bride-to-be, he suppresses his feelings. After a blackmailing valet claims to be Harrowby's older brother, the real brother and heir, George Harrowby, arrives and accuses the valet of stealing his yacht. Cynthia's father forbids the marriage until George, who says his children in Chicago would laugh at him if he called himself "Lord," resigns his title in favor of Allan. Cynthia, however, indignant when she learns of the insurance policy, calls off the wedding and spurns Dick for his part in it. After Dick again accidentally meets Cynthia on a train, their romance flourishes without obstacles.

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