The Yankee Consul
|The Yankee Consul|
|Directed by||James W. Horne|
|Produced by||Douglas MacLean|
|Written by||Raymond Cannon|
|Screenplay by||Lewis Milestone
|Based on||The Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy (play)
by Henry Martyn Blossom and Alfred G. Robyn
|Edited by||George Crone|
|Distributed by||Associated Exhibitors|
6 reels, 6242 feet
The Yankee Consul is a 1924 American black-and-white silent comedy film directed by James W. Horne and written by Raymond Cannon. 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.
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.
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.
- Arthur Stuart Hull as Jack Morrell
- Douglas MacLean as Dudley Ainsworth
- Patsy Ruth Miller as Margarita
- Stanhope Wheatcroft as Leopoldo
- Eulalie Jensen as Donna Theresa
- Lee Shumway as Purser of S.S. President
- Fred Kelsey as Agent John J. Doyle
- George Periolat as Don Rafael Desschado
- Eric Mayne as Admiral Rutledge
- Bert Hadley as Servant
- "The Yankee Consul ". American Film Institute. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
- American Film Institute (1997). The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 929. ISBN 0-520-20969-9. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
- "The Yankee Consul (1924)". silentera.com. Retrieved 25 May 2011.