Bessie Wheaton returns from Europe to find her nouveau riche family has adopted and magnified the worst characteristics of the upper class. Her father spends all of his time at the club, ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond B. West

Writer:

C. Gardner Sullivan (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bessie Barriscale ... Bessie Wheaton
Charles Ray ... Bob Wheaton
Clara Williams ... Inez Wheaton
George Fisher ... Allan Shelby
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Clara Wheaton (as Agnes Herring)
Tom Guise Tom Guise ... Jeremiah Wheaton (as Thomas S. Guise)
Louise Glaum ... Daisy Flores
Joseph J. Dowling ... Count d'Orr (as Joseph Dowling)
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Bessie Wheaton returns from Europe to find her nouveau riche family has adopted and magnified the worst characteristics of the upper class. Her father spends all of his time at the club, her mother cultivates snobbishness, and her sister thinks only of marrying into royalty. To shake them out of their aristocratic poses, Bessie decides to reflect all of their faults, becoming as lazy as her father and as status conscious as her mother. She even rejects her own sweetheart, Allan Shelby, to lure Count d'Orr away from her sister. Finally, the members of the family confront Bessie, and she angrily tells them that she was only mirroring their behavior. Bessie then runs away, but Allan, with whom she quickly reconciles, brings her back, just as her family acknowledges its recent burlesque of the upper crust. Written by Pamela Short

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1916 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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