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Chauncey Short, an orphan, takes a job as a clerk in a village grocery store. One day a letter arrives informing him that his uncle has died and has left him $5,000,000. Chauncey recklessly... See full summary »

Director:

Edgar Lewis

Writers:

Henry Guy Carleton (play), Edgar Lewis (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Farnum ... Chauncey Short
Maude Gilbert Maude Gilbert ... Margaret Ruthven
Margaret Vale Margaret Vale ... Undetermined Role
Charles Guthrie Charles Guthrie ... Undetermined Role
Harry Spingler ... Undetermined Role
George De Carlton George De Carlton ... Undetermined Role
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Edgar L. Davenport Edgar L. Davenport ... Ruthven
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Chauncey Short, an orphan, takes a job as a clerk in a village grocery store. One day a letter arrives informing him that his uncle has died and has left him $5,000,000. Chauncey recklessly starts spending the money until he meets a banker's daughter, who has a positive influence on him. Chauncey then helps the banker through a financial crisis. Written by scsu1975

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gilded Fool See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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To create an exact reproduction of the Golden Room at Rector's Restaurant in New York City, director Edgar Lewis collaborated with George Andres, who was the maitre-de at Rector's. Several patrons of the actual restaurant appeared as extras in the scene. See more »

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A distinct success
5 September 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Henry Guy Carlton's play, "The Gilded Fool," with William Farnum in the lead, is a distinct success in its filmed presentation. In this production William Farnum is seen in another light, playing, as he does, the jolly, devil-may-care role of Chauncey Short. The production is a strong one, and has been played with a strong supporting cast, and as large a number of supers; in fact it might be termed an elaborate production, distinctly human, tense in its moments of pathos and hilarious on its comic side. - The Moving Picture World, February 20, 1915


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