The Amateur Gentleman (1926)

Melodrama | 29 August 1926

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HISTORY

The 13 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that The Amateur Gentlemen was set to begin at First National Picture's Burbank, CA, studios the first week of May 1926.
       The Jeffery Farnol novel previously served as the basis for a 1920 British film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Langhorne Burton and Madge Stuart. A 1936 British-U.S. co-production made in England was also based on the novel. That film, which was released in the U.S. by United Artists, was directed by Thornton Fleeland and starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Elissa Landi (see ... More Less

The 13 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that The Amateur Gentlemen was set to begin at First National Picture's Burbank, CA, studios the first week of May 1926.
       The Jeffery Farnol novel previously served as the basis for a 1920 British film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Langhorne Burton and Madge Stuart. A 1936 British-U.S. co-production made in England was also based on the novel. That film, which was released in the U.S. by United Artists, was directed by Thornton Fleeland and starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Elissa Landi (see entry). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Sep 1926.
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Motion Picture News
13 May 1926
p. 2348.
New York Times
17 Aug 1926
p. 15.
Variety
18 Aug 1926
p. 60.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 August 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 August 1926
Production Date:
began early May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Inspiration Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23029
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,790
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Barnabas Barty, the son of an innkeeper who was formerly a pugilist, inherits a fortune and sets out for London to become a gentleman. En route, he encounters Lady Cleone and falls madly in love with her, thus incurring the enmity of Sir Mortimer, his rival. In London he becomes friendly with Viscount Devenham and from him purchases a spirited horse, which he enters in a steeplechase. He meets Ronald, Cleone's derelict brother, and offers him money to repay his debts but is refused because of Mortimer's treachery. The steeplechase becomes a contest between Mortimer and Barnabas, the latter winning not only the race but also social standing. When Mortimer buys Ronald's notes and has the creditor threaten him with prison, Ronald kills the creditor in desperation. He then follows Barnabas to Mortimer's country house, where Ronald and Mortimer kill each other. Discouraged and dissillusioned, Barnabas returns to his village home. Cleone follows him there, and they are united by ... +


Barnabas Barty, the son of an innkeeper who was formerly a pugilist, inherits a fortune and sets out for London to become a gentleman. En route, he encounters Lady Cleone and falls madly in love with her, thus incurring the enmity of Sir Mortimer, his rival. In London he becomes friendly with Viscount Devenham and from him purchases a spirited horse, which he enters in a steeplechase. He meets Ronald, Cleone's derelict brother, and offers him money to repay his debts but is refused because of Mortimer's treachery. The steeplechase becomes a contest between Mortimer and Barnabas, the latter winning not only the race but also social standing. When Mortimer buys Ronald's notes and has the creditor threaten him with prison, Ronald kills the creditor in desperation. He then follows Barnabas to Mortimer's country house, where Ronald and Mortimer kill each other. Discouraged and dissillusioned, Barnabas returns to his village home. Cleone follows him there, and they are united by love. +

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