In order to avoid a pre-arranged marriage two members of the royalty exchange places with two American friends, who pass themselves off as the prince and the princess; romance eventually blossoms for all parties concerned.

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Richard Savage
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Helen Churchill
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Prince Phillip
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Count Karl von Blumm
Thomas Commerford ...
H.R.H. Francis of Hofgarten
Charles Hitchcock ...
Frederick of Strelitzburg
Lester Cuneo ...
Baron Spitzhausen
Betty Scott ...
Baroness Karm
Jane Paddock ...
Princess Stella
Harry Dunkinson ...
Humphrey (the spy)
Arthur Stengard
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Francis, reigning prince of Hofgarten, wishes to unite his kingdom with the adjoining principality of Strelitzburg. To do this it is necessary for his nephew, Philip, to marry Stella, sister of the neighboring prince. She has been in a convent for years and her brother has no idea of her appearance. Philip, who has also been in Paris at school for fourteen years, receives a letter from Francis, telling him that if he should refuse to marry Stella before he is of age his allowance will be cut off. Frederick is anxious to have his sister marry Philip, as Francis has promised to redeem the state jewels, which he has pawned, if the marriage is brought about. Philip on receiving the letter is quite disconsolate, as he has learned to love another girl and has never disclosed to her his royal birth. However, he strikes upon a plan. He will send Richard Savage, an adventurous American, to pose as himself. His uncle, not having seen him for fourteen years, will not doubt the substitute's ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 September 1914 (USA)  »

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