The Polo Substitute (1912)

This story revolves around a great International Polo Match at Pasadena, Cal., in which the social elite of two hemispheres are concerned. One of the thrilling passages of the photoplay is ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Campbell

Writer:

Hobart Bosworth

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hobart Bosworth ... Hon. Probyn Hampstead
Herbert Rawlinson ... Lord Exmoor
Tom Santschi ... John Smart (as Wm. T. Santschi)
George Hernandez George Hernandez ... Henry Bush
Roy Watson Roy Watson ... The President of the Polo Club
Lillian Hayward ... Mrs. Bush
Betty Harte ... Margaret Bush
William Duncan ... The Jealous Lover
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This story revolves around a great International Polo Match at Pasadena, Cal., in which the social elite of two hemispheres are concerned. One of the thrilling passages of the photoplay is a vivid scene showing the actual game between England and California. The Hon. Probyn-Hampstead, an English gentleman of wealth and high social position, but rather objectionably English in mannerisms, visits Pasadena in the midwinter season. He is accepted into the higher social circles, of which Margaret Bush is the most prominent and wealthy of the young members, and falls in love with the Bush heiress. But Margaret is already half-promised to a local gallant, John Smart by name, who, resenting the Englishman's attentions to Margaret, circulates gossip to the effect that Probyn-Hampstead is nothing more than an adventurer seeking to marry wealth. Society becomes doubtful of the Englishman's social status, and even at the Country Club, where his advice on polo matters has been considered valuable,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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