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       The printed version of the AFI Catalog for the 1920s [F2.2441] lists the character name played by actor Robert Rendel as "Sir George," however the character's name is listed as "Sir John Patchwood" in the film's credits.
       The printed version of the AFI Catalog also lists the following actors and character names as appearing in the film: Joseph Dowling (Professor Gregg), Templar Saxe (Dr. Wellington), Eric Mayne (Dr. Scott), Emily Fitzroy (Nurse), however they do not appear in surviving prints of the film. There are no source citations listed for these credits in the printed entry, but they probably derived from trade magazine stories or reviews of the film. These actors likely appeared in scenes shot for the film that were deleted before release.
       The printed entry also lists the character played by Claire De Lorez as (artist, Paul's friend), but the character is identified as a "returning actress" in the ... More Less

       The printed version of the AFI Catalog for the 1920s [F2.2441] lists the character name played by actor Robert Rendel as "Sir George," however the character's name is listed as "Sir John Patchwood" in the film's credits.
       The printed version of the AFI Catalog also lists the following actors and character names as appearing in the film: Joseph Dowling (Professor Gregg), Templar Saxe (Dr. Wellington), Eric Mayne (Dr. Scott), Emily Fitzroy (Nurse), however they do not appear in surviving prints of the film. There are no source citations listed for these credits in the printed entry, but they probably derived from trade magazine stories or reviews of the film. These actors likely appeared in scenes shot for the film that were deleted before release.
       The printed entry also lists the character played by Claire De Lorez as (artist, Paul's friend), but the character is identified as a "returning actress" in the film. More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph M. Schenck Productions
Copyright Date:
27 October 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20693
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,211
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Heiress Dorothy Adams disguises her identity while traveling in England with her father and falls in love with Paul Menford, an impoverished nobleman who poses as a doctor in order to get to know Dorothy. Unknown to Paul, Mr. Adams buys the Menford estate, and Dorothy is there alone on the same night that Paul, inebriated, also decides to sleep there. They encounter each other in the morning and are discovered by a friend of Paul's, to whom Paul introduces Dorothy as his wife. When the news spreads, they decide to actually marry, but Dorothy changes her mind when she overhears Paul discussing with Joe Diamond his promise to pay the agent a sum upon marrying the Adams heiress. Dorothy's father realizes that Paul was ignorant of Dorothy's identity and successfully contrives to reunite the ... +


Heiress Dorothy Adams disguises her identity while traveling in England with her father and falls in love with Paul Menford, an impoverished nobleman who poses as a doctor in order to get to know Dorothy. Unknown to Paul, Mr. Adams buys the Menford estate, and Dorothy is there alone on the same night that Paul, inebriated, also decides to sleep there. They encounter each other in the morning and are discovered by a friend of Paul's, to whom Paul introduces Dorothy as his wife. When the news spreads, they decide to actually marry, but Dorothy changes her mind when she overhears Paul discussing with Joe Diamond his promise to pay the agent a sum upon marrying the Adams heiress. Dorothy's father realizes that Paul was ignorant of Dorothy's identity and successfully contrives to reunite the pair. +

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