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An American Citizen (1914)

Berresford Cruger, junior partner of the New York brokerage firm of Barbury, Brown and Cruger, is left a fortune of 60,000 pounds, by an English uncle, Carew, on the condition that he ... See full summary »

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J. Searle Dawley

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Cast

Cast overview:
John Barrymore ... Berresford Cruger
Evelyn Moore Evelyn Moore ... Beatrice Carewe
Peter Lang ... Peter Barbury
Hal Clarendon Hal Clarendon ... Egerton Brown
Mrs. M.S. Smith Mrs. M.S. Smith ... Carola Chapin
Ethel West Ethel West ... Georgia Chapin
Howard Missimer ... Sir Humphrey Bunn
Edith Henkle Edith Henkle ... Lady Bunn
Alexander Gaden ... Otto Storbie
Wellington A. Playter Wellington A. Playter ... Valet
Joe Short Joe Short ... Office Boy
Ernest Truex ... Mercury
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Berresford Cruger, junior partner of the New York brokerage firm of Barbury, Brown and Cruger, is left a fortune of 60,000 pounds, by an English uncle, Carew, on the condition that he renounce his American citizenship, become a British subject, and marry an Englishwoman, the money otherwise being assigned to the Archaeological Society of England. Cruger patriotically refuses the fortune on these conditions, when his pretty English cousin, Beatrice Carew, who has been disinherited in favor of Cruger, because of a past romance with an American, suggests to him that they marry, and so keep the money in the family. Cruger's American chivalry, and a strong interest in his attractive cousin are aroused. At this critical moment the disappearance of Brown, with $80,000 which he had had in trust for a Miss Georgia Chapin, is discovered. Cruger and Barbury feel responsible for their partner's defalcation, which adds another incentive to Cruger's consent to a hasty marriage with Beatrice, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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