The British The Great Adventure was based on a play by Arnold Bennett. Henry Ainley heads the cast as Liam Carve, a famous artist who hopes to escape his fame by assuming the identity of his dead valet. In this guise, he falls in love with Janet Cannott (Esme Hubbard), a woman of humble means. The future happiness of the middle-aged couple is threatened when it turns out that the deceased valet had a wife and children secretly tucked away. The Great Adventure was remade in 1933 with Roland Young and Lillian Gish as His Double Life, then again in 1943 with Monty Woolley and Gracie Fields as Holy Matrimony.
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