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Thomas H. Ince (writer) and
Bert Lennon (writer)
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Release Date:
31 March 1918 (USA) See more »
Wealthy young Billy Bates's greatest fear is that he has inherited his family curse: drink. But when he falls for a beautiful showgirl from the Ziegfeld Follies, she shows him he has nothing to fear. | Add synopsis »


  (in credits order)

Charles Ray ... Billy Bates
Sylvia Breamer ... Poppy Drayton
Andrew Arbuckle ... Dr. Griggs
William Elmer ... 'Spider' Doyle (as Billy Elmer)

Otto Hoffman ... Billy's Valet
Jack Dyer ... Wheeler

Directed by
Victor Schertzinger 
Jerome Storm 
Writing credits
Thomas H. Ince (writer) and
Bert Lennon (writer)

Cinematography by
Chester A. Lyons  (as Chester Lyons)
Art Direction by
G. Harold Percival 
Other crew
Thomas H. Ince .... supervisor

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USA:50 min
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