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Motion Picture Herald's "In the Cutting Room" includes Molly Lamont in the cast, but her pariticipation in the final film has not been confirmed. The New York Times reviewer complained that the film's producers "neglected to explain that the mysterious goings-on were prearranged carefully to thwart a writer who had a bet," as was the case in Biggers' novel. This version of Biggers' novel was preceded by three others: a 1917 Artcraft picture, directed by Hugh Ford and starring George M. Cohan (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.3939); a 1925 Paramount release, directed by Fred Newmeyer and starring Douglas MacLean, and a 1930 RKO release, directed by Reginald Barker and starring Richard Dix (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.4920 and F2.4921). In 1947, Lew Landers directed Phillip Terry in a second RKO version of the novel.