Cast & Crew
Charles H. Mailes
After Count John Karpathy, belovedly known as the Nabob, falls ill while entertaining the peasants of his estate, his dissolute nephew and sole heir, Count Bela, comes home from Paris to acquire his inheritance. The Nabob recovers and, after hearing Bela's plan to squander the money, resolves not to give Bela a cent while he lives. In a neighboring town, Bela and his cohorts flirt with the licentious Meyer girls. After Bela kisses their virtuous sister Fanny against her will, her aunt Teresa takes her away from her sisters' influence. Meanwhile, the lonely Nabob, to forgive Bela, invites him to his birthday party, but Bela sends a coffin as a gift. Bela follows Fanny and gives her housekeeper money to develop Fanny's beautiful singing voice. After Teresa sends the money to a newspaper so that it will be given to charity, the newspaper prints the story, and the Nabob, after reading it, convinces Fanny to marry him to end Bela's persecutions. Fanny and the Nabob have a son, and Bela, now disinherited, is ostracized because of his debts.
Egy Magyar Nábob was translated into English under the title An Hungarian Nabob in 1898.