Nina Graham ( Elsie Ferguson ), left penniless after the sudden death of her father, accepts a position as governess to Derek Jesson ( Lawrence Johnson ), the young son of parliament member Filmer Jesson ( Holmes Herbert ). When Annabelle ( Margaret Linden ), his wife, is killed in an auto accident on the eve of her elopement with an army officer, Filmer, observing Derek's fondness for his governess, proposes to Nina. While honeymooning in Paris, Filmer becomes outraged when his wife insists upon attending a fancy dress ball, and begins to compare Nina unfavourably to his first wife. When they return to England, Nina overhears Filmer confiding to his brother Hillary ( Vernon Steele ) that he has made a mistake in marrying her, and she prepares to leave. Luckily, before her departure, Filmer discovers some old love letters which betray Annabelle's infidelity, and he finally realizes that with Nina his house is truly in order.
This 1920 silent drama was based from the play His House in Order by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and starred Elsie Ferguson. The ballroom set for this film was built at the former Triangle studio in Yonkers, New York. Some location photography was taken at the home of George Marshall Allen in Convent, New Jersey. The survival status of His House in Order is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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