Production info

His Majesty, Bunker Bean
USA, 1925

Matt Moore, David Butler, Dorothy Devore
Directed by Harry Beaumont


Bunker Bean, a poor clerk completely lacking in ambition, is convinced by two phony clairvoyants that he is the reincarnation of Ram Tah, an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Feeling his own worth for the first time in his life, Bunker buys a phony mummy from the clairvoyants and starts to romance Marie Breede, the beautiful young daughter of his employer. She proposes to him, and they become engaged; but when Bunker's dog tears apart the mummy and reveals it to be a fake, Bunker loses his confidence and wants to call off the nuptials. He keeps his head, however, and gets into a fight with Bert Hollins, his rival for Marie's affections. Bunker wins the fight and, with renewed confidence, prepares to marry Marie, assured of her love and of her father's approval. (source: AFI)

Remade in 1936 with an early role for Lucille Ball. The 1936 version, however, has no Egyptian trappings and is therefore not listed here.

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