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Wid's credited H. B. Schellinger as the cameraman. This was probably an error as Rial B. Schellinger was a Fox cameraman at the ... More Less

Wid's credited H. B. Schellinger as the cameraman. This was probably an error as Rial B. Schellinger was a Fox cameraman at the time. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Aug 16
p. 505.
MPN
26 Aug 16
p. 1248.
MPW
2 Sep 16
p. 1529, 1558
Variety
18 Aug 16
p. 18.
Wid's
17 Aug 16
p. 793.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
13 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8927
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gambler Dave Garrison has incurred the wrath of James Riddle and Mary Ballard by seducing the former's sister Bessie and by fleecing the latter's brother Billy out of thousands of dollars. As a result, Mary and James join forces and come up with a plan to outsmart Dave. In effect, Mary bets herself against Dave's money, agreeing to sleep with the gambler if his horse, the favored Shooting Star, wins a race, while Dave must pay her $10,000 if the horse loses. To make the odds more in her favor, Mary switches horses, putting the lumbering lookalike May Belle in place of Shooting Star. As a result, Mary and James gain their revenge on Dave, after which, made confident by their good fortune at the racetrack, they decide to try their luck as husband and ... +


Gambler Dave Garrison has incurred the wrath of James Riddle and Mary Ballard by seducing the former's sister Bessie and by fleecing the latter's brother Billy out of thousands of dollars. As a result, Mary and James join forces and come up with a plan to outsmart Dave. In effect, Mary bets herself against Dave's money, agreeing to sleep with the gambler if his horse, the favored Shooting Star, wins a race, while Dave must pay her $10,000 if the horse loses. To make the odds more in her favor, Mary switches horses, putting the lumbering lookalike May Belle in place of Shooting Star. As a result, Mary and James gain their revenge on Dave, after which, made confident by their good fortune at the racetrack, they decide to try their luck as husband and wife. +

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