B&W : Five reels
Directed by Paul Powell
Cast: Carmel Myers [Elizabeth Lane], Rodolfo di Valentina (Rudolph Valentino) [Richard Thayer], Charles Dorian [William Harcourt], Mary Warren [Maude Harcourt], William Dyer [James Bradford], Wadsworth Harris [Colonel Hudson Lane], Jack Hull [the Harcourt butler]
Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, production; distributed by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, through The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Fred Myton, from the short story “One Bright Idea” by Edgar Franklin (Edgar Franklin Stearns). / © 9 November 1918 by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated [LP13029]. Premiered 24 November 1918 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Released 30 November 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: One Bright Idea.
Synopsis: Synopses available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0063, and in Hirschhorn-Universal p. 29.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: African-Americans - Deception - Domestics: Butlers, Maids - Games: Card: Poker (Poker Chips) - Impersonation - Millionaires - Telephones - Tobacco: Cigarettes, Cigars - USA: Kentucky
Listing updated: 11 November 2014.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.0063; Edmonds-BigU pp. 99, 100; Hirschhorn-Universal pp. 13, 29 : with additional information provided by Bob Fontenrose.
Home video: DVD.