The Adventurer


1917

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 15, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
US Amusement Corp.
Distribution Company
Art Dramas, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

John Adams, the son of a millionaire, poses as Jim, a product of the slums, in order to investigate a conspiracy to defraud the Adams Charitable Institute. He meets Dorothy Markham, a dishwasher, and they become friends after he prevents her from committing suicide. Margaret, Jim's sister, discovers his cigarette case in Dorothy's apartment and accuses the girl of concealing Jim's whereabouts. After Dorothy is arrested, Margaret learns that her guardian, Mortimer Wiley, is in charge of the plot to siphon money from the Adams Institute. She is abducted by the conspirators, but is later rescued by Jim, who reveals his true identity and has the criminals arrested.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 15, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
US Amusement Corp.
Distribution Company
Art Dramas, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

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Trivia

Notes

According to documents contained in the Upton Sinclair Collection at the Lilly Library at Indiana University, Herbert Blaché, President of the U.S. Amusement Corporation, corresponded with Sinclair about purchasing the rights to his story called "The Adventurer." The extent of Sinclair's contribution to the final film has not been determined, however.