16 September 2016 | mpickfordfan
Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1916) - Lost ?
Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
The Innskilling Regiment from Dublin, Ireland arrives in Bath, England and is met by the 51st Regiment. Kitty Bellairs ( Mae Murray ), a mischievous, flirtatious Irish beauty is the toast of the 51st, and when the Dublin Regiment arrives, their lieutenant, Lord Verney ( Tom Forman ) falls in love with her as well. Lady Julia ( Belle Bennett ), Kitty's friend, is heartbroken over her husband, Sir Jasper's ( Joseph King ) affair with Lady Barbara ( Lucille Young ). Kitty's advice is for Julia to make him jealous. After Sir Jasper, thinking that Verney is trifling with Julia, challenges him to a duel, both Kitty and Julia go to Verney's apartment to prevent a confrontation. Kitty helps Julia to escape and takes the blame for being discovered in Verney's room. Being found in a compromising situation results in Kitty being snubbed at a ball given by Bath society. Lady Julia eventually straightens everything out and Lt. Verney goes off to war knowing that Kitty truly loves him.
This 1916 silent comedy/romance was based from the play Sweet Kitty Bellairs by David Belasco, produced by the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, starring Mae Murray. The survival status of Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1916) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.