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The Polo Substitute (1912)

Short | Short, Thriller

This story revolves around a great International Polo Match at Pasadena, Cal., in which the social elite of two hemispheres are concerned. One of the thrilling passages of the photoplay is a vivid scene showing the actual game between ...See moreThis story revolves around a great International Polo Match at Pasadena, Cal., in which the social elite of two hemispheres are concerned. One of the thrilling passages of the photoplay is a vivid scene showing the actual game between England and California. The Hon. Probyn-Hampstead, an English gentleman of wealth and high social position, but rather objectionably English in mannerisms, visits Pasadena in the midwinter season. He is accepted into the higher social circles, of which Margaret Bush is the most prominent and wealthy of the young members, and falls in love with the Bush heiress. But Margaret is already half-promised to a local gallant, John Smart by name, who, resenting the Englishman's attentions to Margaret, circulates gossip to the effect that Probyn-Hampstead is nothing more than an adventurer seeking to marry wealth. Society becomes doubtful of the Englishman's social status, and even at the Country Club, where his advice on polo matters has been considered valuable, be is looked at sidewise. Finally the day of the great game arrives. In the preliminary warm-up, a member of the Pasadena team is injured. The Pasadenans have no one to turn to to fill the breach. Probyn-Hampstead good naturedly offers to play with the local team. Although prejudiced against him, they accept his offer. His great playing wins them the game. Incidentally one of the great lords of England happens into town just here and greets his old friend Probyn-Hampstead so warmly that all suspicion of the latter's sincerity is removed, and the busybody, Smart, is discredited. Probyn-Hampstead gets the heiress. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Hobart Bosworth
Hon. Probyn Hampstead Hon. Probyn Hampstead   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Lord Exmoor Lord Exmoor   See fewer
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Tom Santschi
John Smart (as Wm. T. Santschi) John Smart (as Wm. T. Santschi)   See fewer
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George Hernandez
Henry Bush Henry Bush   See fewer
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Roy Watson
The President of the Polo Club The President of the Polo Club   See fewer
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Lillian Hayward
Mrs. Bush Mrs. Bush   See fewer
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Betty Harte
Margaret Bush Margaret Bush   See fewer
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William Duncan
The Jealous Lover The Jealous Lover   See fewer
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