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The Yankee Consul
Director: James W. Horne (Dir)
Release Date:   24 Feb 1924
Premiere Information:   New York premiere: 10 Feb 1924
Duration (in feet):   6,135 or 6,148
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Arthur Stuart Hull (Jack Morrell)  
    Douglas MacLean (Dudley Ainsworth)  
    Patsy Ruth Miller (Margarita)  
    Stanhope Wheatcroft (Leopoldo)  
    Eulalie Jensen (Donna Theresa)  
    L. C. Shumway (Purser of S. S. President)  
    Fred Kelsey (John J. Doyle, secret service agent)  
    George Periolat (Don Rafael Deschado)  
    Eric Mayne (Admiral Rutledge, U. S. N.)  
    Bert Hadley (Servant)  

Summary: Last-minute confusion forces travel agent Dudley Ainsworth to pose as Abijah Boos, American consul to a South American country. On a passenger ship bound for Rio, he meets Margarita Carrosa and becomes involved in a conspiracy involving Margarita and some thieves intent upon stealing a chest of gold from the consulate in Rio. Landing in Rio, Ainsworth notifies the U. S. Navy, then rushes to a castle outside the city where Margarita is being held captive. He rescues Margarita, captures the thieves, greets the summoned Admiral, who arrives accompanied by the real Yankee consul, and then finds that the adventure was all a joke devised by Ainsworth's friends. 

Production Company: Douglas MacLean Productions  
Distribution Company: Associated Exhibitors  
Director: James W. Horne (Dir)
Writer: Raymond Cannon (Scen)
  Raymond Griffith (Adpt)
  Lewis Milestone (Adpt)
Photography: Max Dupont (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: George J. Crone (Ed)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the play Suggested The Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy by Henry Martyn Blossom, Alfred G. Robyn (New York, 22 Feb 1904; vocal score c1903).
Authors: Alfred G. Robyn
  Henry Martyn Blossom

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Douglas MacLean Productions 26/1/1924 dd/mm/yyyy LU19865

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Comedy
Subjects (Major): Brazil
  Impersonation and imposture
  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  Travel agents
  United States. Navy
  United States. Diplomatic and consular service

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