Giles (Chester Barnett), the son of an Earl (Alec B. Francis), gets booted out of school for "gross misconduct" (read: having fun) so he comes back home to a peeved Pop where he works in the family garden and catches Sally (Vivian Martin), the daughter of a parson, stealing roses; courtship procedures ensue. Cutesy little movie by the elder Tourneur - son Jacques would specialize in horror movies - that's one of those "poor girl 'saved' by rich man (that she doesn't know is rich)" setups; the title artifact lends it a touch of magical realism. It was shot in northeastern New Jersey (!) over a century ago ... which was apparently the last time anything charming and wholesome ever came out of the Garden State (with no due apologies to Zach Braff and Tony Soprano).
The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England
Director: Maurice Tourneur
Year Released: 1914