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Contemporary reviews call Douglas Fairbanks' character Reggie Morton, but existing prints of the film use the name Reggie Van Deuzen. These reviews also mistakenly spell the name of the actor playing "Tony" as W. E. ... More Less

Contemporary reviews call Douglas Fairbanks' character Reggie Morton, but existing prints of the film use the name Reggie Van Deuzen. These reviews also mistakenly spell the name of the actor playing "Tony" as W. E. Lowery. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Jun 16
p. 1334.
MPN
10 Jun 16
p. 3599.
MPW
10 Jun 16
p. 1900.
MPW
18 Mar 16
p. 1850.
New York Times
29 May 16
p. 9.
NYDM
3 Jun 16
p. 28.
Variety
2 Jun 16
p. 16.
Wid's
1 Jun 16
p. 618.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 June 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Just returned from college, wealthy Reggie Van Deuzen returns a lost child to her tenement home and meets Agnes, an innocent who has taken a job as a dancer in Gallagher's saloon. Reggie dons working-class clothes and follows Agnes to Gallagher's, where he is hired as a bouncer. While protecting Agnes from the dishonorable intentions of the saloon's patrons, Reggie incurs the wrath of underworld boss Tony, who, failing in his attempts to have Reggie killed, challenges him to a hand-to-hand fight with Agnes as the prize. Reggie emerges victorious and concocts a plan to introduce Agnes to upper-class society, after which he reveals his true identity and the two reaffirm their declarations of ... +


Just returned from college, wealthy Reggie Van Deuzen returns a lost child to her tenement home and meets Agnes, an innocent who has taken a job as a dancer in Gallagher's saloon. Reggie dons working-class clothes and follows Agnes to Gallagher's, where he is hired as a bouncer. While protecting Agnes from the dishonorable intentions of the saloon's patrons, Reggie incurs the wrath of underworld boss Tony, who, failing in his attempts to have Reggie killed, challenges him to a hand-to-hand fight with Agnes as the prize. Reggie emerges victorious and concocts a plan to introduce Agnes to upper-class society, after which he reveals his true identity and the two reaffirm their declarations of love. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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