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Alias Mrs. Jessop

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Alias Mrs. Jessop
Directed byWill S. Davis
Produced byMaxwell Karger
Written byAlbert Shelby Le Vino
Based onthe short story, "Alias Mrs. Jessop"
by Blair Hall
StarringEmily Stevens
Howard Hall
William H. Tooker
CinematographyArthur Martinelli
William Tuers
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • December 10, 1917 (1917-12-10) (US)[1]
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States

Alias Mrs. Jessop is a 1917 American silent comedy film. Directed by Will S. Davis, the film stars Emily Stevens, Howard Hall, and William H. Tooker. It was released on December 10, 1917.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Identical twin cousins, Janet and Lillian Ford, are raised together in Lillian's upper-class home, since Janet is an orphan. When Janet takes the blame for Lillian's gambling arrest, Mrs. Ford orders Janet from their house. Years later, Lillian meets and marries Sir Anthony Jessop and moves to England. While well-off, Jessop's real wealth lies with his uncle, of whom he is the only heir. The couple have a son, Bobby, but Lillian does not forsake her wanton ways, staying out each night, and having an affair with Raymond Fleury. Jessop and Lillian argue about her indiscretions, and she leaves, heading for the United States supposedly to visit her dying father, and leaves Bobby with Jessop.

Upon her arrival in the States, she is surprised that Fleury has followed her. She looks up Janet, and convinces her to take her place at the Ford residence while her father dies. Lillian and Fleury travel the country. After the elder Ford dies, word comes from England that Bobby has had an accident. Not knowing how to contact Lillian, Janet travels to England, still impersonating her cousin. She tends for Bobby until he his well, although she lets Jessop know that she is not Lillian. While caring for Bobby, she and Jessop fall in love.

Jessop's uncle dies, and he becomes the Earl of Devon, along with his inheritance. When news of his new-found wealth reaches Lillian, she dumps Fleury and heads back to England to claim her portion. Her arrival throws both Jessop and Janet into a quandary. However, Fleury has followed her back to England, and when the two confront one another, he vows that if he can't have her, no man will, and shoots her, killing her.

Rather than risk a scandal, Jessop offers to secretly marry Janet, and the two can continue as if nothing had changed.

Cast list[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Alias Mrs. Jessop". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2017-12-16. Retrieved December 15, 2017.

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