The Man from Home (1914)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although this was only Cecil B. DeMille's fifth feature, it shows some of the qualities that would make his work famous in the '20s: sumptuous, high-society settings and a pleasing blend of both humor and drama. Adapted from a Booth Tarkington play, it involves the Simpson siblings, Horace (Jode Mullaly) and Ethel (Mabel Van Buren). They have inherited quite a lot of money, and Daniel Pike (Charles Richman) is appointed as the estate's executor. Horace and Ethel travel to Europe, where some Russian fortunehunters attempt to swindle them out of their money. By the time Pike arrives on the scene, Ethel is about to marry one of the fakers. The Grand Duke Vasill (Theodore Roberts) helps Pike discredit the con artists in time to prevent the marriage.

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Britain, captive, captor, escape, false-accusation, home, innocence, lord, love, prison, recapture, rescue, romance, Russia, son, traveling