Listen Lester (1924)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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This picture was adapted from a popular musical comedy. Colonel Dodge is a widower who enjoys his single status. After his former sweetheart, Arbutus Quilty (Louise Fazenda), threatens him with a breach of promise suit, he decides to take a vacation in Florida with his daughter, Mary (Eva Novak). Arbutus follows in pursuit, accompanied by Miss Pink (Dot Farley), a detective. At the hotel, Dodge has the house detective, Lester (Harry Myers), help him get back some incriminating letters he wrote Arbutus. Lester is successful, but Miss Pink gets the letters back. A clerk gets them from Miss Pink and finally Arbutus gets her hands on them again. Meanwhile, Mary is trying to have a romance with Jack Griffin (George O'Hara), but he dumps her because he believes that Dodge is her sweetheart instead of her father. Arbutus decides that the men will come to their senses about their romances if the girls pretend to be kidnapped; Lester makes the arrangements. But one of the kidnappers gets too rough with Mary, and Griffin manages to rescue them and reconciles with her. Arbutus resolves to stop chasing after Dodge, who immediately realizes he loves her after all. The result is that both father and daughter wind up at the altar.

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bachelor, blackmail, Casanova, daughter, letter, scandal, widow/widower