Jack Craigen ( Bert Lytell ), an engineer who has just finished a construction job in South Africa, returns to New York. There, at the home of his Uncle Cannell ( Stephen Grattan ), he meets stage-struck society girl Helen Steele ( Lucy Cotton ) and her playwright fiancé Tracey ( Cyril Chadwick ). Scheming to win the lead in their new production, The Siren , Helen wagers Cannell and Tracey that she can vamp Jack, a notorious woman-hater and have him propose to her in a week. She succeeds, but when Jack learns of the ruse, he resolves to teach her a lesson in primitive emotions. When she teases Jack about him kidnapping her as natives in Africa do to their prospective mates, he takes her away to his mountain lodge. There, comic escapades follow, including his chaining her ankle and the arrival of various characters, a lunatic who imagines himself to be Napoleon ( Frank Currier ), two drunks, a reporter ( Arthur Hausman ) and Tracey. At the end, Jack's caveman tactics have won the heart of Helen, and she agrees to be his wife.
This 1920 silent comedy was a remake of the 1916 version, both based on the play The Misleading Lady by Charles W. Goddard and Paul Dickey. Produced by the Metro Pictures Corporation, starring Bert Lytell and Lucy Cotton, the survival status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent.
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