Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Amateur Gentleman takes place in England during the Regency era. The hero is Barnaby Barty (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), an innkeeper's son. To prove his dad innocent of a crime, Barnaby poses as a famous bare-knuckle gentleman prizefighter. In this guise he gains access to the Royal court, and in short order falls in love with aristocratic Lady Cleone (Elissa Landi). He also discovers that Cleone's fiancé (Basil Sydney) is the man responsible for the crime for which his dad was blamed. Produced by Douglas Fairbanks Jr's own company in England, The Amateur Gentleman was based on a popular novel by Jeffrey Farnol.
ballroom, boredom, city-life, criminal, dance [art], disillusionment, espionage, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, family, father, fishing, fishing-village, forbidden-love, friendship, gentleman, hometown, inheritance, killing, lifestyle, love, love-triangle, marriage, police, robbery, self-pity