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The film was made in cooperation with the American Banker's Association, as part of a nationwide campaign for thrift. The working title of this film was The Adventures of a Bill . Scenes in the film that showed the process involved in the making of a dollar bill were shot at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing of the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Frank A. Vanderlip, a prominent financier and president of the National City Bank in New York City played himself in scenes shot at his ... More Less

The film was made in cooperation with the American Banker's Association, as part of a nationwide campaign for thrift. The working title of this film was The Adventures of a Bill . Scenes in the film that showed the process involved in the making of a dollar bill were shot at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing of the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Frank A. Vanderlip, a prominent financier and president of the National City Bank in New York City played himself in scenes shot at his office. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
25 Nov 16
p. 3330.
MPW
25 Nov 16
p. 1181.
MPW
2 Dec 16
p. 1382.
NYDM
9 Dec 16
p. 1548.
NYDM
18 Nov 16
p. 26.
Variety
24 Nov 16
p. 29.
Wid's
23 Nov 16
p. 1120.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Adventures of a Bill
Release Date:
20 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
11 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9502
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lola Brandt has no idea that Amos, her miserly father, is worth a fortune, but still, in deciding on George Gray instead of Richard Denton, she opts for love over money in choosing a fiancé. Richard gets over his disappointment by investing in a company that defrauds the public, and then, after having learned of Amos' wealth and with the company facing bankruptcy, he decides to rob the old man. Amos catches him, however, so Richard kills him, takes the money and then breathes easily when authorities accuse a butler of the murder. But Lola and George are able to expose Richard, with the couple then getting married and making plans as how best to use Lola's surprise ... +


Lola Brandt has no idea that Amos, her miserly father, is worth a fortune, but still, in deciding on George Gray instead of Richard Denton, she opts for love over money in choosing a fiancé. Richard gets over his disappointment by investing in a company that defrauds the public, and then, after having learned of Amos' wealth and with the company facing bankruptcy, he decides to rob the old man. Amos catches him, however, so Richard kills him, takes the money and then breathes easily when authorities accuse a butler of the murder. But Lola and George are able to expose Richard, with the couple then getting married and making plans as how best to use Lola's surprise inheritance. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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