Pals First (1926)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a novel by Frances Perry Elliot, Pals First paired film star Harold Lockwood with stage favorite James Lackaye. The story focuses on two hoboes, Danny (Lockwood) and The Dominie (Lackaye). Danny is on the lam from a murder charge, while Dominie, a defrocked minister, is running away from himself. While trying to bum a meal at a Tennessee mansion, Danny is mistaken for Richard Castleman, the long-lost owner of the house. Taking advantage of the situation, the two pals enjoy a luxurious afternoon and evening, culminating with the engagement of Danny to his lovely "cousin" (Ruby De Rehmer). His conscience bothering him, Dominie is all for telling the truth and taking the consequences, when it turns out that Danny really is the missing Richard Castleman! Pals First was directed by Edwin Carewe, who also called the shots on the 1926 remake.

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amnesia, impersonation, invasion, mistress, servant, sweetheart