His Double Life
His Double Life is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy-drama film directed by Broadway theatrical impresario and first time film director Arthur Hopkins with directorial input from the experienced William C. deMille, Cecil's older brother. It stars Roland Young and Lillian Gish.
Priam Farrel is England's most renowned painter. A recluse who hates fame, he has been away from England; his longtime agent has never even met him. When Lady Helen mistakenly believes he has proposed to her, he hastily returns to London with his valet Henry Leek. After Leek dies soon after of pneumonia, the attending doctor mistakes him for Priam and informs the press. The real Priam is glad to be mistaken for his valet by everyone, even his cousin Duncan (who has not seen him since he was 12). After several attempts to clear up the misidentification, he gives up.
|director||Arthur Hopkins William Churchill deMille|
|editor||A. Pam Blumenthal Arthur Ellis|
|keywords||country life first time old age paint recluse westminster abbey|
|musicBy||James F. Hanley|
|producer||Arthur Hopkins Eddie Dowling|
|productionCompany||Eddie Dowling Pictures|