A Chicago society matron, wife of a prominent business man, sends her youngest son abroad to be educated. He returns to mama accompanied by his college chum, Lord Swagger. Both are ... See full summary »

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A Chicago society matron, wife of a prominent business man, sends her youngest son abroad to be educated. He returns to mama accompanied by his college chum, Lord Swagger. Both are exquisite of the latest English type. They arrive in Chicago with English valets, call upon the Father, who, when he sees them, throws a fit. A sister of Lord Swagger arrives and is given a social welcome. Algy, the American, falls in love with her. Lord Swagger falls likewise for Algy's sister. They propose in characteristic fashion and are accepted. A few days later, while out for a stroll, don't ye know, vaudeville performers see the exquisites and decide to imitate them in a vaudeville sketch. The manager of the theater agrees and advertises Algy and Swagger as the latest hit. They see themselves advertised and decide to take in the show, which they do, proving that they have been taught other things than manners. The vaudevillians lionize them and invade their apartments. Mother, father and two engaged... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 February 1909 (USA)  »

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