Irish Luck (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |  
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Thomas Meighan in a dual role, as well as the Irish locations -- including the Blarney Stone -- add interest to what would otherwise be a rather routine romance. The story was based on a serial, "An Imperfect Impostor," by Norman Venner, which ran in the Saturday Evening Post. Tom Donahue (Meighan), a New York policeman, wins a popularity contest. The prize is two thousand dollars and a trip to Europe, so he decides to visit his relatives in Ireland. The villagers there note Donahue's striking resemblance to Lord Fitzhugh (also Meighan). The two men meet and become friendly. Lord Fitzhugh's uncle, the Earl (Ernest Lawford), is angry with him and changes his will in favor of his cousin. But now that the Earl is dying, he wants to make up with his estranged nephew. Lord Fitzhugh's sister, Lady Gwendolyn (Lois Wilson), arrives to bring him to his uncle, and meets Donahue. When her brother turns up missing (he has been kidnapped in a plot to rob him of his inheritance), Donahue goes in his place. The New York cop eventually rescues the Irish Lord and wins Lady Gwendolyn in the bargain.

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impersonation, lookalike, mistaken-identity, royalty, wager