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My Friend from India

My Friend from India

Dec. 18, 1927
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Wealthy young man about town, Tommy Valentine (Franklin Pangborn) comes to the aid of Barbara Smith (Elinor Fair). But before he can learn anything about Barbara, her social climbing Aunt Bedelia (Ethel Wales), whisks her away. On a mission to “find the girl,” Tommy looks for her everywhere. He unknowingly befriends her brother Charlie, who invites him to spend the evening in Smith’s palatial home. The next morn Aunt Bedelia finds Tommy with his head wrapped in a towel and assumes him to be the Hindu prince that Charlie promised to bring to her society party. Introduced to all as a Prince from Calcutta, Tommy is forced to see the charade through. But the local con-man Charlie had previously arranged to appear at the party as the Prince shows up as well. At least Tommy is able to reconnect with Barbara, that is until the police show up with orders to arrest all fake fakirs.

Original title My Friend from India



Franklin Pangborn isWilliam / Tommy Valentine
William / Tommy Valentine
Elinor Fair isBernice / Barbara
Bernice / Barbara
Ben Hendricks Jr. isCharles / Charlie
Charles / Charlie
Ethel Wales isArabella Mott / Bedelia Smith
Arabella Mott / Bedelia Smith
Jeanette Loff isMarion / Ruth Brooks
Marion / Ruth Brooks
Tom Ricketts isJudge Elmer Elderberry Egbert Belmore
Judge Elmer Elderberry Egbert Belmore
Louis Natheaux isT. Austin Webb
T. Austin Webb
Tom Dugan isKasha Murti / Swami / Bogus Hindu Prince
Kasha Murti / Swami / Bogus Hindu Prince
George Ovey isValet to Hindu Prince
Valet to Hindu Prince
Edgar Norton isJennings the Butler
Jennings the Butler

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