An American Aristocracy (1916)

An American Aristocracy




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American Aristocracy is a breezy satirical silent farce totally dominated by its star, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Screenwriter Anita Loos based the film's plot on her own short story, which cast a jaundiced eye on "nouveau riche" Americans who tried to buy their way into society's upper crust during the pre-World War I years. Fairbanks plays the scion of an old, established and very wealthy Virginian family, who believes in democracy rather than plutocracy. He takes it upon himself to puncture the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Anita Loos


as Percy Horton

as Geraldine Hicks

as Cassius Lee

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American Aristocracy represents a nostalgic time in American cinema, ruled by silent stars who played themselves in role after role

Full Review… | November 5, 2002
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