His Double Life – Classic Comedy





His Double Life is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy-drama film directed by Broadway theatrical impresario and first time film director Arthur Hopkins with directorial input from the experienced William C. deMille, Cecil’s older brother. It starred Roland Young and Lillian Gish. It had been filmed before in 1921 in the silent era as The Great Adventure with Lionel Barrymore, and was remade again in 1943 as Holy Matrimony. Priam Farrel (played by Roland Young) is England’s most famous living painter. A recluse who hates fame, he has not been seen by anyone, for years, not even his agent, or cousin. He is glad to be mistaken for his valet by everyone, including his cousin, when he returns to England. In this case of mistaken identity, he’s happy to live a quiet country life with his manservant’s mail order bride (played by Lillian Gish) … until he gets hauled into court for bigamy and fraud. His Double Life by Arthur Hopkins Published 1933 Usage Public Domain https://archive.org/details/his_double_life

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