Cupid, Registered Guide

Submitted by Jessica

This week's Archival Moment comes from the Everett Foster Collection and is a short romantic drama titled Cupid, Registered Guide. The piece was shot in Maine in 1921 with stars Edgar Jones and Edna May Sperl.

The Story:
Doctor Allan Lang is on a camping vacation at Lake Telos and lamenting rumors that his love interest, Lana Candage is to be married to dandy Mortimer Totten, at her father’s wishes. Nearby, Registered Guide Bob Stickney falls from a tree, injures his leg, and Lang spends the remainder of his vacation nursing him back to health before heading back to the city. Once there he finds that Lana has been brought to Telos by her father, where they are ‘surprised’ at their camp by the sudden appearance of Totten. Shortly thereafter, Lana feigns illness in order to request Lang’s presence, and he is reunited with Stickney. Together, the three devise a plan to get the consent of Lana’s father for her marriage to Lang.