The Rough Lover (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Bookish Richard (Franklyn Farnum) is in love with Helen (Juanita Hansen), who spurns him because he's not "manly" enough to suit her tastes. Conversely, Richard can't stand the Countess Wintershim (Catherine Henry), who's just ga-ga over him. Hoping to escape the Countess, Richard pretends to have drowned. Meanwhile, Helen has fallen for Spike, a boxing champion who happens to be Richard's exact double (Farnum plays both roles). With Spike's help, Richard wins Helen's hand and heart, but not before a wild-and-woolly seance sequence in which the "deceased" hero seemingly returns from the Great Beyond.

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love, boxing, escape, impersonation, mistaken-identity, romance