An Englishman who has made his fortune in America decides to return to England. He takes his daughter, Octavia, to pay a visit to her relatives, especially Miss Belinda Bassett, an aunt ... See full summary »

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Octavia Bassett
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Martin Bassett (as C.H. Geldert)
Douglas MacLean ...
Jack Belasys (as Douglas McLean)
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Belinda Bassett
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Lady Theobald
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Lucia
William Hutchinson ...
Reverend Poppleton
Alfred Paget ...
Mr. Burmistone (as Al Paget)
Ruth Handforth ...
Miss Chickie
Elinor Hancock ...
Lady Barold
Charles K. Gerrard ...
Captain Francis Barold (as Charlie Gerard)
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Maid
John Burton ...
Dugald Binnie
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An Englishman who has made his fortune in America decides to return to England. He takes his daughter, Octavia, to pay a visit to her relatives, especially Miss Belinda Bassett, an aunt whom she has never seen. The father is called to America by an important business cable, and Octavia goes on alone to her aunt. Slowbridge, the home of this aunt, is a sleepy little English village whose snobbish small town aristocracy is headed by the pompous Lady Theobald. Lady Theobald has everyone under her thumb, including Miss Bassett and her own granddaughter, Lucia, a sweet, shy English girl. Octavia has about the effect of a dynamite bomb in Slowbridge. Her dresses, her breezy ways, her unconventional conduct, all infuriate Lady Theobald, and at first terrify her aunt. Little by little, however, Octavia becomes a general favorite. She enjoys engineering a love affair between the bashful Lucia and a fine young man, who because he is a mere manufacturer, and not a "gentleman of leisure," has no ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 December 1917 (USA)  »

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