Mrs. Goodwin had nothing but money and social aspirations. She wanted her daughter, Marcia to marry a nobleman. Marcia coldly refused Jack Brookfield, who is only a rich man. Brookfield, ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Goodwin had nothing but money and social aspirations. She wanted her daughter, Marcia to marry a nobleman. Marcia coldly refused Jack Brookfield, who is only a rich man. Brookfield, humiliated, determines to be avenged. The same evening, strolling home through the park, he chances to prevent a young man from committing suicide. The man, Vonberg, is a young German of refined appearance, completely discouraged and out of employment. Brookfield takes him to his apartment, where he makes this proposal: Vonberg is to pose as a German count and become engaged to Marcia Goodwin. He, Brookfield, will then expose Vonberg and Marcia, he believes, in her humiliation, will return to him. Vonberg signs a written agreement to do all this for five thousand dollars. Affairs progress until the unexpected happens. Vonberg forgets to pretend and really falls in love with Marcia, and she, forgetting not to be sentimental, falls in love with him. Vonberg's honor now asserts itself and he tells ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 October 1912 (USA)  »

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Made for the sake of a story and not taken from life
19 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The situation was made for the sake of a story and not taken from life. Such things as it deals with are not impossible, at least in part; but the normal mind sees at once their improbability and feels that the figures are not quite human; they are plot-ridden. As a story, we find it well planned and smooth in the way it is carried forward, Bannister Merwin's technique is evident, but he has not shown his originality in it. Miss Gertrude McCoy plays the heroine's part. Her personal grace is part of a very fortunate equipment for a motion picture player. She adds much to the picture's beautiful scenes. Robert Brower and Louise Sydmeth play her parents, the newly rich people. George Lcsscy has a most ungrateful part as her suitor whose cleverness overshoots itself. It is a half-villain part and, in such a story, is not effective. Augustus Phillips, as the picture's hero, is acceptable. - The Moving Picture World, October 19, 1912


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