In the American Club at London, Jaspar Durbin, a young American, wagers with his friend Richard Schuyler that he can, within three weeks, cross the Atlantic to America without paying his ... See full summary »
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Lord Arthur Courcy
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In the American Club at London, Jaspar Durbin, a young American, wagers with his friend Richard Schuyler that he can, within three weeks, cross the Atlantic to America without paying his passage. This is how Durbin does it. The Honorable Sir Arthur Courcy, an English Peer, just preparatory to making a trip to America, discharges his valet and advertises for another. Durbin answers the "Ad" and secures the position. Lord Courcy arranges with him to impersonate him on the voyage and he will take his place as the valet, to escape the attention of the title-hunting mammas. On board the steamer, Jaspar Durbin, as Lord Courcy, is the center of attraction and Mrs. Knowlton. a wealthy American, takes special pains to make his acquaintance and introduces her daughter, a very attractive young lady, whose company Durbin very much enjoys. Lord Courcy, as the valet, finds his position very embarrassing when Durbin orders him about and makes him wait on him in the presence of the ladies. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 September 1912 (USA)  »

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It is the old story of the master and man
11 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Fine comedy. The scenes are mostly laid on board of a steamship. The steamship may not be underway, but it does not have to be. Harry Northrup, as Lord Arthur Courcy, and E.K. Lincoln, as Jaspar Durbin, his valet, make a lot of fun. It is the old story of the master and man, to borrow an un-American expression from our English cousins, changing places in order to protect the lord from designing mammas. It worked so thoroughly to the advantage of the valet, who was filling his position in order to win a wager of a thousand dollars that he could cross the ocean without paying his fare, that the lord cried quits and uncovered the bogus lord to Harriet Knowlton (Edith Storey), between whom and Durbin there had sprung up a strong friendship. It is all well done. - The Moving Picture World, October 5, 1912


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