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NYDM lists the character played by Cyril Chadwick as "Brompton Uppington," and that played by Margaret Greene as "Mrs. Uppington," while other sources list the character names as shown ... More Less

NYDM lists the character played by Cyril Chadwick as "Brompton Uppington," and that played by Margaret Greene as "Mrs. Uppington," while other sources list the character names as shown above. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Jul 16
p. 212.
MPW
22 Jul 16
p. 650.
New York Times
14 Apr 16
p. 24.
NYDM
15 Jul 16
p. 28.
Variety
14 Jul 16
p. 17.
Wid's
24 Aug 16
p. 812.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
6 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8638
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Battleby Watts regrets taking his wife to London when she insists on having an expensive necklace. He purchases it, but then, to punish his wife without antagonizing her, he buys a fake one to give to her instead. While flirting with chorus girl Sally Atkins, however, he gives her one of the necklaces, and later realizes that, mistakenly, it was the real one. His wife, not having a jeweler's eye, is delighted with the imitation, but John envisions his marriage ending when she insists on declaring it at customs. John quickly buys back the necklace from Sally, but still winds up with a phony one, because a pawnbroker secretly had exchanged fake jewels for Sally's real ones. The phony necklace saves John, however, when detectives, certain that he was a jewel smuggler, end their surveillance after determining the necklace's real value. Later, a confused John smooths things over with his even more confused ... +


John Battleby Watts regrets taking his wife to London when she insists on having an expensive necklace. He purchases it, but then, to punish his wife without antagonizing her, he buys a fake one to give to her instead. While flirting with chorus girl Sally Atkins, however, he gives her one of the necklaces, and later realizes that, mistakenly, it was the real one. His wife, not having a jeweler's eye, is delighted with the imitation, but John envisions his marriage ending when she insists on declaring it at customs. John quickly buys back the necklace from Sally, but still winds up with a phony one, because a pawnbroker secretly had exchanged fake jewels for Sally's real ones. The phony necklace saves John, however, when detectives, certain that he was a jewel smuggler, end their surveillance after determining the necklace's real value. Later, a confused John smooths things over with his even more confused wife. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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