The Yankee Consul

The Yankee Consul is a 1924 American black-and-white silent comedy film directed by James W. Horne and written by Raymond Cannon.[1] With a screen adaptation by Lewis Milestone and Raymond Griffith, the film is based upon the 1904 Broadway play The Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy by Alfred G. Robyn and Henry Martyn Blossom.[2]

The Yankee Consul
Directed byJames W. Horne
Produced byDouglas MacLean
Written byRaymond Cannon
Screenplay byLewis Milestone
Raymond Griffith
Based onThe Yankee Consul; a Musical Comedy (play)
by Henry Martyn Blossom and Alfred G. Robyn
CinematographyMax Dupont
Edited byGeorge Crone
Distributed byAssociated Exhibitors
Release date
  • February 10, 1924 (1924-02-10)
Running time
60 minutes
6 reels, 6242 feet
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish intertitles

The film premiered in New York City on February 10, 1924 and had general theatrical release beginning February 24, 1924. It has a 1925 release in Austria as Der Wilde Konsul. A print of the film is held in the holdings of Getty Images, and another is rumoured to be held in the Gosfilmofond film archive.[3][4]


Through a series of confusions, Dudley Ainsworth (Douglas MacLean) is required to travel on a passenger ship to Brazil, posing as tha American consul to a South American country. O the ship, he meets Margarita Carrosa (Patsy Ruth Miller) and becomes embroiled in a conspiracy involving Margarita and thieves planning to steal gold from the American consulate in Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Brazil, Margarita is taken hostage by the thieves, and Ainsworth sends word to the U. S. Navy before rushing to an estate where Margarita is being held captive. Ainsworth captures the thieves and rescues the girl. The navy Admiral (Eric Mayne) arrives with the real Yankee consul to reveal that the entire set of events was a prank played on Ainsworth by his friends.



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