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The Ne'er Do Well (1916)

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100 min | Adventure

Former college football hero Kirk Anthony, to the disappointment of his father, a railroad magnate, refuses to enter the business world. Kirk prefers to coach the university team and carouse, until he is drugged during a drunken victory ...See moreFormer college football hero Kirk Anthony, to the disappointment of his father, a railroad magnate, refuses to enter the business world. Kirk prefers to coach the university team and carouse, until he is drugged during a drunken victory party and put aboard a steamer bound for Panama by an embezzler who switches clothes with him. During the trip, Mrs. Edith Cortlandt, who has married her diplomat husband for convenience, falls in love with Kirk. In Panama, Kirk and Allan Allan, a Jamaican friend, are arrested when Kirk's efforts to use American firefighting methods cause a riot. After Mrs. Cortlandt's influence gets Kirk out of jail and into a job, he falls in love with Chiquita Garavel, the daughter of a Spanish grandee. When Mrs. Cortlandt warns Kirk not to marry Chiquita, her husband overhears. He insults Kirk in public, and Kirk vows revenge. After Cortlandt commits suicide, and Kirk, who has secretly married Chiquita, is arrested, Mrs. Cortlandt withholds Cortlandt's suicide note, but Kirk's father arrives and convinces her to help arrange Kirk's release. Written by Pamela Short See less
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Writers
Rex Beach (novel) | Lanier Bartlett (scenario)
Producer
William Nicholas Selig (as William N. Selig)
Cinematographer
Harry W. Gerstad (as Harry Gerstad)
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Updated Mar 20, 1916

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Mar 20, 1916 (United States)

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Wheeler Oakman
Kirk Anthony, the Ne're-Do-Well Kirk Anthony, the Ne're-Do-Well   See fewer
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Kathlyn Williams
Mrs. Edith Cortlandt, a Diplomat Mrs. Edith Cortlandt, a Diplomat   See fewer
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Harry Lonsdale
Stephen Cortlandt, Her Husband Stephen Cortlandt, Her Husband   See fewer
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Frank Clark
Darwin K. Anthony, Railroad Magnate Darwin K. Anthony, Railroad Magnate   See fewer
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Norma Nichols
Chiquita Garavel, A Spanish Maiden Chiquita Garavel, A Spanish Maiden   See fewer
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Will Machin
Weller, alias Locke Weller, alias Locke   See fewer
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Jack McDonald
Allan Allan, an English Subject Allan Allan, an English Subject   See fewer
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Sidney Smith
Ramon Alfarez, Commondant of Police Ramon Alfarez, Commondant of Police   See fewer
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Fred Huntley
Andres Garavel Andres Garavel   See fewer
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Lamar Johnstone
Runnels Runnels   See fewer
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Harry De Vere
Detective Williams Detective Williams   See fewer
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5.1 / 10 | 8 votes