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The Millionaire Vagrant (1917)

Wealthy young man Steven du Peyster encounters more adventures than he might have expected when he accepts a wager that he can live successfully on six dollars a week.

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Steven Du Peyster
Sylvia Breamer ...
Ruth Vail (as Sylvia Bremer)
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Malcolm Blackridge
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James Cricket (as Jack Gilbert)
Elvira Weil ...
Peggy O'Connor
Dorcas Matthews ...
Betty Vanderfleet
Aggie Herring ...
Mrs. Flannery (as Agnes Herring)
Josephine Headley ...
Squidge
Carolyn Wagner ...
Rose
Walt Whitman ...
Old Bookkeeper
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Wealthy young man Steven du Peyster encounters more adventures than he might have expected when he accepts a wager that he can live successfully on six dollars a week.

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27 May 1917 (USA)  »

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The Millionaire Vagrant (1917) - Lost Silent ?
4 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Feeling little sympathy for the downtrodden, young millionaire Steven Du Peyster ( Charles Ray ) bets attorney Malcolm Blackridge ( J. Barney Sherry ) that he could easily exist on six dollars per week. Moving to the slums to win his wager, Steven becomes friends with shop-girl Ruth Vail ( Sylvia Bremer ). When Ruth is arrested on trumped-up charges of soliciting, Steven decides he must forfeit his bet in order to save her. While attempting to reclaim his valuables from Blackridge, however, Steven discovers that the attorney has been preying upon the poor. Blackridge's dishonesty is exposed at Ruth's trial when the shop-girl reveals that she is really an undercover detective. After Blackridge's arrest, Steven enters a life of reform work with Ruth as his partner.

This 1917 silent was produced by the New York Motion Picture Corporation, starring Charles Ray and Sylvia Bremer. The survival status of The Millionaire Vagrant is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.


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