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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the identity of his former servant, but finds himself faced with constant dilemmas as a result. Written by
More than three quarters of a century after its release, this gem retains its delightful sparkle. The charming story of confused identity is enhanced by Roland Young's captivating portrayal of the delicately neurotic Priam Farrell. It is a treat to see the enormously talented Young in a film preceding "Topper" by several years. Not surprisingly, Lillian Gish is superb as his stabilizing love interest. The heroine of "Birth of a Nation" and "Broken Blossoms" handles her role with ease befitting a truly great actress.
It would be an unfair mistake to judge the quality of this work using more modern films as a standard. To do so would be the hallmark of a fragile ego hungry for validation, using unfounded, ignorant, and empty criticism. Enjoy this film for what it is, a well-acted story, albeit somewhat dated.
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