Room and Board (1921)

Melodrama | 1921

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DETAILS
Premiere Information:
License application: New York State
c8 August 1921
LP16865: 17 August 1921
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,107
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

The father of Lady Noreen of Kildoran is killed during a fox hunt, and his daughter is left with the debts of the estate and a dilapidated castle. Ephraim Roach, who holds a mortgage on the property, threatens to foreclose unless Noreen marries his son, Desmond; but she rents the castle and the servants to a wealthy young American, Terrence O'Brien, pretending she is only a housemaid. O'Brien sees through her pretence and helps to repair the estate. The arrival of his fiancée, Leila, and her brother, Osborne, leads Noreen to make life uncomfortable for Leila and to break up the engagement. Roach comes to foreclose the mortgage but is thrown out by O'Brien, who announces he has taken over the estate and that Noreen is to be his ... +


The father of Lady Noreen of Kildoran is killed during a fox hunt, and his daughter is left with the debts of the estate and a dilapidated castle. Ephraim Roach, who holds a mortgage on the property, threatens to foreclose unless Noreen marries his son, Desmond; but she rents the castle and the servants to a wealthy young American, Terrence O'Brien, pretending she is only a housemaid. O'Brien sees through her pretence and helps to repair the estate. The arrival of his fiancée, Leila, and her brother, Osborne, leads Noreen to make life uncomfortable for Leila and to break up the engagement. Roach comes to foreclose the mortgage but is thrown out by O'Brien, who announces he has taken over the estate and that Noreen is to be his wife. +

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