1 hr 42 min
A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of-the-century England returns from Oxford University to the home of his over-bearing, class-conscious father. While at falls he is saved by local commoner John Mannion. Despite his father's disapproval, the two become good friends, perhaps the first real one Basil has ever had. Shortly afterwards he meets Julia, the daughter of a wealthy London merchant, and the two fall in love. Further aggravating his strained relationship with his father, Basil attempts to keep their relationship secret from him, as it would warrant disinheritance.