Vintage original 6.5 x 8.5 in. US double-weight matte photograph from the lost teens silent film comedy/drama, A RICH MAN'S DARLING, released in 1918 by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company and directed by Edgar Jones.
The image depicts Lee Brooks (Philo McCullough) about to place a wedding ring on the finger of his bride, Julie Le Fabrier (Louise Lovely), while a priest reads from his Bible and an older woman witnesses their ceremony. It is untrimmed in very fine condition.
*"A Rich Man's Darling is a 1918 American silent comedy drama film directed by Edgar Jones and starring Louise Lovely, Edna Maison and Philo McCullough."
*"One reviewer credits Winter Hall with the role of Mason Brooks and calls the Enrico Ricardo character Cruso Ricardo. A film mentioned in one source as New Clothes may have been the same as this film.
Upon seeing millionaire Lee Brooks's picture in the paper, Julie Le Fabrier, a romantic young model in Madame Swan's dress shop, immediately falls in love with him. Soon afterwards, Julie is sent to the Grand Tides Hotel to deliver a dress to Madame Ricardo, an attractive young woman whose bills are paid by Lee's lovestruck father, Mason Brooks. Having seen her husband, whom she believed to be in South America, on the grounds, Madame Ricardo deserts the hotel, so Julie dons the gown and masquerades as Mason's mistress. In the dining room, she meets Lee, who, hoping to interrupt his father's expensive affair, ardently woos "Madame Ricardo" and marries her. Mason, furious at Lee for "poaching on his father's preserves," rushes to the hotel. Meanwhile, Lee learns that Madame Ricardo already has a husband and deserts Julie, whom he still thinks is the madame. In the end, the mistaken identities are explained, and while Mason frees himself from the wiles of Madame Ricardo, Julie finds herself the happy wife of a rich man's son."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)
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