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An Engagement of Convenience

Silent British star Alma Taylor finds love in this dramatic short, which packs forgery, blackmail and romance into its 15-minute running time.

Comedy 1914 16 mins Silent


Love conquers fear in this drama of forgery and blackmail. Fred needs a fiancée to appease his rich aunt, so persuades typist Nancy to play the part. Love blossoms, but he must first defeat ruthless blackmailer Armstrong. Short dramatic features like this were a cinematic staple in the 1910s and stars Alma Taylor and Stewart Rome, under contract to leading producer Cecil Hepworth, were a big draw.