In a poker game, an English aristocrat (Lawrence D'Orsay) loses his valet, Marmaduke Ruggles (Taylor Holmes), to an American. Ruggles is then passed over to the American's Cousin Egbert (Frederick Burton) and taken to Red Gap, Arizona. Cousin Egbert introduces him as "Colonel Marmaduke Ruggles from England," and the former servant finds himself a celebrity. He gleefully adapts to American ways and attitudes and decides to open up a restaurant. He also wins the heart of a charming widow (Virginia Valli). This Harry Leon Wilson story was filmed several more times -- and no wonder, it's a great story! -- in 1923 with Edward Everett Horton in the title role, as a talkie in 1935 with Charles Laughton (this is the definitive version), and as a musical, Fancy Pants, in 1950, starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.
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