Beggar on Horseback

Directed by James Cruze
1925    70m
Impoverished composer Neil McRae loves Cynthia Mason, but fearing poverty, he proposes to wealthy Gladys Cady. One night he dozes in an armchair and has a nightmare of a wedding to and life with Gladys: In robe and top hat he's swept into a church by an exuberant Master of Ceremonies, the pews filled with guests, a band of frogs playing. The bride enters with her glum father, who glares at Neil and calls him a fortune-hunter, and her mother, who sits in a rocker and looking approving. After the revelry, the couple heads to life in her parents' home. Neil calls out for Cynthia. Can he compose himself and find the courage to seek love over comfort?
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Cast of Beggar on Horseback
  • Edward Everett HortonNeil McRae
  • Esther RalstonCynthia Mason
  • Erwin ConnellyMr. Cady
  • Gertrude ShortGladys Cady
  • Ethel WalesMrs. Cady
  • Theodore KosloffPrince in Pantomime
  • Betty CompsonPrincess in Pantomime
  • James Pier MasonHomer Cady (as James Mason)
  • Frederick SullivanDr. Rice
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