The Morals of Marcus (1915)

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In keeping with its philosophy of "famous players in famous plays," Adoph Zukor's company Famous Players-Paramount hired stage star Marie Doro to recreate her role of Carlotta in this romantic comedy. Carlotta grows up in a Turkish harem and, when she turns 18, finds out that her foster father Hamdi (Russell Bassett) is planning to sell her to an old Turk. An Englishman helps her escape to Britain, but he is arrested upon their arrival. Carlotta winds up on the doorstep of Sir Marcus Ordeyne (Eugene Ormonde), who in spite of his lofty title, is shy and bookish. His aunt (Ida Darling) and niece (Helen Freeman) want him to throw the strange interloper out into the streets, but Marcus decides to make her his protégé. Considering Carlotta's eccentric ways, it is not an easy task to teach her English manners, but it's easy enough to predict that the two will fall in love and that Hamdi, when he finally tracks her down, will be out of luck.