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Fuss and Feathers (1918)

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An uneducated young girl becomes suddenly wealthy and hires the disinherited son of an upper-class family to tutor her in the ways of society.



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Cast overview:
Douglas MacLean ...
J.P. Lockney ...
Pete Baldwin (as John P. Lockney)
Charles K. French ...
Martin Ledyard
Sylvia Ashton ...
Mrs. Ledyard
Robert McKim ...
J. Wells Stanton
Lucille Young ...
'High Bow' Flow (as Lucile Young)


An uneducated young girl becomes suddenly wealthy and hires the disinherited son of an upper-class family to tutor her in the ways of society. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Comedy | Romance | Drama




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8 December 1918 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La bonne école  »

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1.33 : 1
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Fuss and Feathers (1918) - Status Unknown
12 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Pete Baldwin ( J.P. Lockney ) and his daughter Susie ( Enid Bennett ) after living for years in a mining camp, have finally struck it rich and decide to go to San Francisco to sell their claim. Mining broker Martin Ledyard ( Charles K. French ) asks them to dine at his home, where uppity Mrs. Ledyard ( Sylvia Ashton ) sneers at the guests rough manners. Susie then becomes determined to acquire the social graces she so sorely lacks, and employs the dishonest but polished J. Wells Stanton ( Robert McKim ) as an etiquette instructor but soon dismisses him for rudeness. Meanwhile, Ledyard's son Robert ( Douglas MacLean ) having just been expelled from college, returns home to be coddled by his mother, but is told by his father to go out and earn his own living or go hungry. He runs into Stanton, who beats and robs him, then leaves him on the road. He is rescued by Susie and taken to her home where he is nursed back to health. Pete then hires the boy as Susie's etiquette teacher, but when Mrs. Ledyard, hearing that her son is in Susie's clutches, goes to rescue him. However, a happy ending prevails, when the Ledyard's learn that Susie saved their son's life and the young couple are really in love.

Enid Bennett is not well-remembered today but she was a popular actress who reached the height of her fame during during the late teens and early twenties. Sadly, this interesting example of her work is now listed as unknown on the list of lost silent films.

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