The members of a Pittsburgh family are trying to break into society through the million dollars obtained by their father's selling his business to the Steel Trust. They move to New York, establish themselves in a Fifth Avenue residence, and backed by the father's money endeavor to penetrate New York society. The mother in her ambition engages a bogus French nobleman to teach herself and her daughters the French language. This Frenchman is in reality one of a group of crooks. The elder daughter at Durland's meets a young riding master named Fitzgerald, and it is a case of love at first sight. The young riding master is in reality Lord Fitzmaurice, son of an old English family. The younger daughter is desperately fond of John Willing, who has been her father's manager in his Pittsburgh business and who has been established in the bank that her father presides over in New York City. The family decides to make a trip to England. Just before they leave, the French teacher is given a check ...
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(1905). Stage Play: The Education of Mr. Pipp. Comedy. Written by Augustus Thomas. Based on a series of cartoons by Charles Dana Gibson
[earliest Broadway credit]. Liberty Theatre: 20 Feb 1905- Apr 1905 (closing date unknown/78 performances). Cast: Bessie Baldwin, Janet Beecher (as "Ida Pip"), Digby Bell
(as "J. Wesley Pipp"), Ellenore Carroll, Samuel Coit, Fred Courtenay, Marion Draughn (as "Julia Pipp"), Jennie Eustace (as "Lady Viola"), William Evans, Edith French, Harry L. Lang, Frank Powell, Frederick Reynolds, W.S. St. Clair, Robert Warwick
, C. Jay Williams, Kate Denin Wilson (as "Mrs. Pipp"). Produced by Kirke La Shelle and Daniel V. Arthur. Note: Filmed by the All-Star Feature Film Corp. as The Education of Mr. Pipp
(1914). See more