The Yankee Consul

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The Yankee Consul
Directed by James W. Horne
Produced by Douglas MacLean
Written by Raymond Cannon
Screenplay by Lewis Milestone
Raymond Griffith
Based on The Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy (play)
by Henry Martyn Blossom and Alfred G. Robyn
Cinematography Max Dupont
Edited by George Crone
Distributed by Associated Exhibitors
Release date
  • February 10, 1924 (1924-02-10)
Running time
60 minutes
6 reels, 6242 feet
Country United States
Language English intertitles

The Yankee Consul is a 1924 American black-and-white silent comedy film directed by James W. Horne and written by Raymond Cannon.[1] With a screen adaptation by Lewis Milestone and Raymond Griffith, the film is based upon the 1904 Broadway play The Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy by Alfred G. Robyn and Henry Martyn Blossom.[2]

The film premiered in New York City on February 10, 1924 and had general theatrical release beginning February 24, 1924. It has a 1925 release in Austria as Der Wilde Konsul. A print of the film is held in the holdings of Getty Images, and another is rumoured to be held in the Gosfilmofond film archive.[3]


Through a series of confusions, Dudley Ainsworth (Douglas MacLean) is required to travel on a passenger ship to Brazil, posing as tha American consul to a South American country. O the ship, he meets Margarita Carrosa (Patsy Ruth Miller) and becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving Margarita and thieves planning to steal gold from the American consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Brazil, Margarita is taken hostage by the thieves, and Ainsworth sends word to the U. S. Navy before rushing to an estate where Margarita is being held captive. Ainsworth captures the thieves and rescues the girl. The navy Admiral (Eric Mayne) arrives with the real Yankee consul to reveal that the entire set of events was a prank played on Ainsworth by his friends.



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