When Jones, a valet, is recommended to millionaire Jelds, he is found to be the beau ideal of his class, servile, soft spoken and with apparently no ambition other than to wait on his ... See full summary »

Director:

Kenean Buel

Writer:

J.M. Barrie (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Guy Coombs ... Jones, the Valet
Anna Q. Nilsson ... Patricia Jelds - the Daughter
Henry Hallam ... Thomas Jelds - the Millionaire
Harry F. Millarde ... Howard Gibbs Paxon (as Harry Millarde)
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When Jones, a valet, is recommended to millionaire Jelds, he is found to be the beau ideal of his class, servile, soft spoken and with apparently no ambition other than to wait on his master. Patricia Jelds, the millionaire's daughter, has an ardent admirer in Howard Gibbs Paxon, a young society man. They are together constantly, boating, golfing, and motoring. While not formally engaged, it is generally understood that they are to marry. Jelds and his family embark on a southern cruise. Young Paxton is a member of the party and as Jones has made himself practically indispensable, he also accompanies them as general factotum. Young Paxon proposes to Patricia. The girl hardly knows her own heart. However, class environment wins. She has never thought of marrying any other person and accepts. While walking about the deck, Patricia idly picks up a book that lies in a steamer chair. It is "The Equality of Man" and she finds that it belongs to Jones. It seems ludicrous to think of the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "The Admirable Crichton" by J.M. Barrie {on which the screenplay was based} opened at the Lyceum Theater on November 17, 1903, ran for 144 performances with William Gillette {famous for his Sherlock Holmes plays and portrayal} in the title role. The play was revived on Broadway in 1931. See more »

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Remade as Plaisir du théâtre: L'admirable Crichton (1959) See more »

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Will prove a good number with audiences of all kinds
28 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This two-reel special offering will prove a good number with audiences of all kinds and in all places, for it combines, with action and romance of a popular nature, a reflection on human life and fate that will give to the thoughtful spectator something to ponder on and consider. It uses the scenario of J.M. Barrie's, "The Admirable Crichton," but changes the last scene to be more applicable to American audiences. In fact, Barrie's fine sarcasm in making the Admirable Crichton go back to his valeting on his return to England was lost, thank heaven, on Americans. The backgrounds against which the action is set are such as have been used by another Association firm in recent pictures with Zulus in the casts. It is a truly tropical seashore, with palms and bananas growing. The sands, the clumps of rough palms, the rolling surf and the savages give the correct atmosphere of romance and Robinson Crusoe Land which gives the offering great merit as entertainment. The adapter of the picture keeps his story flowing smoothly and naturally. There is some padding, not a great deal. The players (Anna Nilson and Guy Coombs have the romantic roles) do very well indeed. A pleasing figure is the heroine's sister, but the sailors and all, even to the least, are natural. The photography is splendid in some scenes and clear in nearly all. - The Moving Picture World, August 23, 1913


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