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Theodore Roberts ...
Frances Raymond ...
Mary Meyrick
Frank Elliott ...
Edwin Stevens ...
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George Harrowby
A. Edward Sutherland ...
Jack Paddock
P. Dempsey Tabler ...
Hunt
Fred E. Wright ...
O'Malley
Edward Alexander ...
Jarvis
Wilton Taylor ...
Stacy
Fred Huntley ...
Jenkins
Willard Louis ...
Trimmer
Ethel Fleming ...
Gabrielle
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Love Insurance (1919) -- Lost Silent Comedy ?
18 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Allan Harrowby (Frank Elliott), supposedly a Lord, is concerned that something will happen before his wedding to heiress Cynthia Meyrick ( Lois Wilson). So he goes to Lloyd's of London and has the ceremony insured. Insurance agent Dick Minot ( Bryant Washburn) is sent to San Marco, FL, to see that the wedding happens, but on the trip down he meets Cynthia and falls in love with her himself. He does his best to keep the wedding on track anyway, which isn't easy; Jenkins (Fred Huntley), a valet, tries to pass himself off as Allan's older brother and Minot has just gotten rid of him when Allan's real older brother, and real heir to the title (Clarence Geldart), shows up. Cynthia's father (Theodore Roberts) is about to call the wedding off since Allan isn't really a Lord, but then Allan's brother offers to give up the title in favour of his younger brother. In spite of everyone's efforts, things nevertheless grind to a halt when Cynthia gets her hands on a copy of the insurance policy. Infuriated that she is part of a business transaction, she calls the wedding off. She's also mad at Minot for his part in it. But then Minot and Cynthia run into each other again on the train out of San Marco, and once more romance blooms.

This 1919 silent comedy was based on the novel, Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers ( 1914 ). The film was directed by Donald Crisp for the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, starring Bryant Washburn and Lois Wilson. Sadly it now remains a lost silent film.


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