Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British Once Upon a Time demonstrates in humorous fashion that arranged marriages are not solely the province of the wealthy. Manora Thew plays the adopted daughter of circus clown Nelson Keys. Promised in marriage to obnoxious comedian Lauri de Frece, Manora does her utmost to avoid her impending wedding. British stage luminary A. E. Mathews effortless pilfers every scene he's in. already well on in years when Once Upon a Time was filmed in 1918, Mathews had at least forty more years' worth of sparkling film characterizations left in him.
Britain, carnival, clown, comedian, daughter, love, love-conquers-all, marriage, marriage-arranged, parent, romance