Incomparable Mistress Bellairs (1914)

  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Agnes and Egerton Castle wrote the light-hearted novel on which this film was based; previously it had been produced on stage by David Belasco as Sweet Kitty Bellairs. It takes place in England during the times of King George III, and involves the romantic troubles of Lord Mandeville (Lewis Gilbert). Although he is in love with Rachel Pease (Mercy Hatton), a Quaker miss who has become an actress, his sister would prefer that he wed Mistress Bellairs (Edna Flugrath). Mistress Bellairs is a willful young lady who is surrounded by suitors, the most persistent of which is Daniel O'Hara, the son of an impoverished Irish earl (Windham Guise). She is thoroughly annoyed to discover that Lord Mandeville's suit is purely gratuitous, and that he prefers Rachel to her. But when an accident forces her to become a guest of Mandeville's, she winds up taking Rachel's side. Lord Mandeville ends up marrying his beloved Rachel, while Mistress Bellairs finally gives her assent to O'Hara's proposal.