The School for Scandal (1914)

On the eve of his departure for India, Sir Oliver entrusts his nephews, Charles and Joseph Surface, to the care of his friend, Sir Peter Teazle. Twenty-five years later finds Charles a wild... See full summary »

Director:

Kenean Buel (as Keanan Buel)

Writers:

Phil Lang (scenario), Richard B. Sheridan (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alice Joyce ... Lady Ann Teazle
Guy Coombs ... Charles Surface
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jere Austin ... Joseph Surface
Irene Boyle ... Maria
William Burgess William Burgess ... Rowley
Augusta Burmeister Augusta Burmeister ... Mrs. Candour (as Augusta Burgermeister)
James Cooper James Cooper ... Sir Oliver Surface
Joseph Cordova Joseph Cordova ... Snake
Henry Grant Henry Grant ... Moses
Richard Purdon ... Crabtree
James B. Ross ... Sir Peter Teazle
Mary Ross Mary Ross ... Lady Sneerwell
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On the eve of his departure for India, Sir Oliver entrusts his nephews, Charles and Joseph Surface, to the care of his friend, Sir Peter Teazle. Twenty-five years later finds Charles a wild character and a thorn in Sir Peter's side. Joseph, a smug hypocrite, is a favorite with the elderly bachelor. Sir Peter is captivated by Ann, a country squire's daughter, whom he meets by accident. Although many years his junior, the girl becomes his wife. Shortly afterwards, Sir Peter becomes the guardian of Maria, with whom Charles is deeply in love. Sir Peter frowns upon the young man's suit. Learning that Maria is immensely wealthy, Joseph resolves to marry her. Lady Sneerwell, in love with Charles, successfully conspires with Joseph and her secretary, Snake, to separate the sweethearts. Meanwhile, Lady Teazle leads Sir Peter a merry life. Sir Benjamin Backbite, a notorious gossip, chances to visit the Teazles while Sir Peter is remonstrating with his wife because of her extravagance. After ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Alice Joyce's second four-reel film, and her last for nearly two years. See more »

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