Flirting with Fate (1916)

Comedy | 9 July 1916

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HISTORY

This film was also referred to as The Assassin ... More Less

This film was also referred to as The Assassin . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
8 Jul 16
p. 100.
MPN
8 Jul 16
p. 105.
MPW
8 Jul 16
p. 263, 306
NYDM
30 Dec 16
p. 4132.
Variety
30 Jun 16
p. 20.
Wid's
29 Jun 16
p. 676.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Assassin
Release Date:
9 July 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Penniless artist Augy Holliday falls in love with a society girl named Gladys. Gladys' status-conscious aunt rejects Augy as a suitor, but he nonetheless decides to propose. Gladys hears Augy rehearse his proposal with another woman, believes the rehearsal to be real, and so decides to marry someone else. Despondent, Augy unsuccessfully tries to kill himself and then pays Automatic Joe fifty dollars to do it for him. Soon, however, Augy's financial situation improves, and Gladys learns the truth about his intentions. So Augie gets the girl, but must avoid the man hired to kill him. Finally, Joe finds Augy, but having also found religion, he wants not to kill Augy, but only to return the fifty ... +


Penniless artist Augy Holliday falls in love with a society girl named Gladys. Gladys' status-conscious aunt rejects Augy as a suitor, but he nonetheless decides to propose. Gladys hears Augy rehearse his proposal with another woman, believes the rehearsal to be real, and so decides to marry someone else. Despondent, Augy unsuccessfully tries to kill himself and then pays Automatic Joe fifty dollars to do it for him. Soon, however, Augy's financial situation improves, and Gladys learns the truth about his intentions. So Augie gets the girl, but must avoid the man hired to kill him. Finally, Joe finds Augy, but having also found religion, he wants not to kill Augy, but only to return the fifty dollars. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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