Louis Bennison, a favorite star of the Betzwood Studio, plays a cowboy born in to an aristocratic British family that long ago disowned his father and mother. Cowboy Jim and his adopted son Sam live the bachelor life out on the plains until they receive word that they have inherited a fortune, a castle, and a title in England. Traveling there with some reluctance to accept the inheritance, Jim and Sam are soon caught up in a scheme by another relative to put the new heirs out of the picture so that he can inherit everything himself. We are treated to many comic moments in which the director and writer contrast the American and British social class divisions, and other cultural differences. With the help of a lovely lady of the estate, Jim is able to thwart a plot to poison him. Unfortunately, this is where the film abruptly ends, as the original print is not complete, the ending having been lost or damaged. The castle that appears in the film was actually the Mattison mansion, in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
Betzwood Film Company, 1919. Directed by Ira M. Lowry. Starring Louis Bennison.
Library copy: This film ends abruptly before its conclusion. Our video copy is based on the only known surviving print of the original 35mm feature film in the Museum of Modern Art Film Archives.