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A Heart To Let
Director: Edward Dillon (Dir)
Release Date:   Jul 1921
Duration (in feet):   5,249
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Justine Johnstone (Agatha Kent)  
    Harrison Ford (Burton Forbes)  
    Marcia Harris (Zaida Kent)  
    Thomas Carr (Howard Kent)  
    Elizabeth Garrison (Mrs. Studley)  
    Winifred Bryson (Julia Studley)  
    Claude Cooper (Doolittle)  
    James Harrison (Warren)  

Summary: Agatha Kent inherits a southern mansion from her maiden aunt Agatha. When she advertises for boarders, young Burton Forbes, who is blind and alone in the world, recalls his visits to Aunt Agatha as a boy and answers the advertisement. Disguised as her aunt, she welcomes her guest, who is distressed over a broken engagement. His gratitude for her kindness ripens into love, which she returns, but he does not disclose that he has seen through her deception. A lucky turn on the stock market results in the repair of his fortune, but when his former fiancĂ©e seeks him out he turns her down for Agatha. 

Production Company: Realart Pictures  
Director: Edward Dillon (Dir)
Writer: Clara Beranger (Scen)
Photography: George Folsey (Dir of photog)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the play Agatha's Aunt by Harriet Lummis Smith, Sidney Toler (Indianapolis, 1920) Agatha's Aunt, a Comedy in Three Acts .
Authors: Harriet Lummis Smith
  Sidney Toler

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Realart Pictures 20/6/1921 dd/mm/yyyy LP16694

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Comedy-drama
Subjects (Major): Aunts
  Impersonation and imposture
  Stock market
  United States--South

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