The Arrival of Perpetua (1915)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |  
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A pleasant but trivial stage play by R.H. Cochran served as the basis for The Arrival of Perpetua. Vivian Martin plays a boarding school student who inherits a fortune. A codocil of the will demands that she live with one of her two court-designated guardians. Martin can't stand her stuffy aunt Nora Cecil (an actress who played stuffy aunts for nearly thirty years!), so she moves in with "man's man" Milton Sills. A perfect gentleman, Sills tries to keep his distance, but ends up falling in love with his young ward. Making his motion picture debut, Milton Sills already possesses the natural charisma that would elevate him to the pinnacles of film stardom in the 1920s.

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aunt, bachelor, boarding-school, choices, guardian, inheritance, love, outdoors, profession, romance, student, valet [servant]