The Man From Blankley's


1h 7m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
May 24, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 28 Mar 1930
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Man From Blankley's, and Other Sketches by F. Anstey (London, 1893).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,167ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Mr. and Mrs. Tidmarsh, a middle-class English couple, give a dinner party in honor of their wealthy uncle, Gabriel Gilwattle, hoping to receive his financial aid in their struggle to keep up appearances. Regrets reduce their table to 13; and because Gabriel is superstitious, they hire a guest from Blankley's, sight unseen; further cancellations obviate this necessity, and Margery Seaton, their governess, is invited; but the "hired guest" arrives anyhow and is announced as Lord Strathpeffer. Margery recognizes the tipsy man as a former lover, and he is assumed to be an imposter. Sobering, Strathpeffer realizes he has come to the wrong party and asserts his right to his title; but Gwennie hides her father's watch in Strathpeffer's pocket as he is renewing his romance with Margery. A police inspector arrives hunting for the missing lord, establishing his authenticity and the fact that he is not, after all, the hired guest.

Film Details

Release Date
May 24, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 28 Mar 1930
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Man From Blankley's, and Other Sketches by F. Anstey (London, 1893).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,167ft (8 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Incomplete surviving footage is at UCLA.