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Fools for Luck (1917)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

As an accountant Philander Jepson was a corking good gambler. He knew Dame Fortune has cast her optics on him at the start of his career and played his hands with corresponding confidence. After plucking a select bunch of cronies for a ...See moreAs an accountant Philander Jepson was a corking good gambler. He knew Dame Fortune has cast her optics on him at the start of his career and played his hands with corresponding confidence. After plucking a select bunch of cronies for a considerable wad he caressed his rabbit's foot and started on the annual two weeks' tour of the summer resorts. Enter Brunhilda, a young lady of quite some appearance, whose parents regard her as the family jewel and stood watch accordingly. In the eyes of Philander this surveillance was nothing more nor less than a dare. The result was romance. Unfortunately, at just this time Madame Fortune took a much-needed rest and trouble suddenly planted itself squarely in young Jepson's path. Brunhilda's pater discovered all there was to know about his gambling proclivities, and the gamblers suddenly proved that a bartender's foot on a victim's chair out-jinxes the strongest combination of horseshoes and four leaf clovers. When Philander realized what he was up against he determined to make a fresh start. Rather, he commenced to start for, after leaving his former job by request, the best he could land was fifty dollars a week work for ten per. He cast tokens, signs and omens to the winds, and strange to relate, found things were actually breaking right for him. And then, when he took the annual outing and discovered Brunhilda knew all about his changed circumstances, had been watching him all the time from a distance and thought more of him than ever; well, he could only feel thankful that good sense came to him as soon as it did. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Sep 23, 1917 (United States)

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Taylor Holmes
Philander Jepson Philander Jepson   See fewer
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Helen Ferguson
Brunhilda Brunhilda   See fewer
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Robert Bolder
Papa (as Bobbie Bolder) Papa (as Bobbie Bolder)   See fewer
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Frances Raymond
Mama (as Frankie Raymond) Mama (as Frankie Raymond)   See fewer
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John Cossar
Mr. Lamkin Mr. Lamkin   See fewer
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James C. Carroll
Mr. Johnson Mr. Johnson   See fewer
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Ed Cooke
The Waiter The Waiter   See fewer
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