A penniless British Lord sets up an arranged marriage with an American heiress. He soon falls in love with her and is determined to support himself financially so they can have a real marriage.

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Earle Williams ...
Lord Francis Towne
Lillian Walker ...
Lillian Colton
Mrs. B.F. Clinton
Hazel Neason
Van Dyke Brooke
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A struggling prospector strikes a rich lead, and suddenly finds himself a rich man. Lillian, his daughter, is given the full benefit of her father's wealth. She starts east to visit her aunt, who takes her to Europe and introduces her into society. There Lady Somers takes a fancy to her, and is announced in the society columns as a wealthy heiress from the west. Lord Francis's attorney calls his Lordship's attention to this notice, and it is agreed if a suitable settlement can be secured from Lillian's income, he might consider a matrimonial alliance with her. The attorney calls on Lady Somers, and a meeting is arranged between Lillian and Lord Francis. The contracting parties show a friendly disposition towards each other, and decide that they will be married and consider the transaction merely a friendly relationship, she allowing him a certain portion of her income from her father. Lord Francis possesses ability as a writer, submits a manuscript for a novel to a London publisher. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 September 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the drama Jealousy (1911). See more »

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Told with a vim which does much to maintain the interest
13 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In this film we are shown two people, one a Western heiress and the other a foreign lord, who agree to a friendly marriage. The lord has some ability and writes a novel which is accepted. Meanwhile he employs a very attractive stenographer and the wife, when passing his study discovers him conversing with the girl. This discloses the fact that she has fallen in love with him, and upon his return home she is quite ready to find fault and be more or less disagreeable. But she has also won his love as chance happenings show. It is all very romantic and told with a vim which does much to maintain the interest. - The Moving Picture World, September 23, 1911


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