The Wheel


1925

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 20, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Wheel by Winchell Smith (New York, 29 Aug 1921).

Synopsis

Ted Morton, the son of a wealthy banker, loses heavily at roulette and, urged to settle down by his gravely concerned parents, informs them that he is engaged to Kate O'Hara, a milliner. His parents object to the match, but Ted nevertheless marries Kate. The elder Morton then disinherits Ted, who finds work as an automobile salesman. Eddie Baker, a gambler with a grudge against Ted, lures him back to the wheel, and Ted loses $2,000 of company funds. He desperately tries to raise the money, but Kate loses another large sum betting on a horse. Baker regrets his malice and makes Ted's losses good, writing a check and giving it to Kate. Ted sees them together and, misunderstanding, takes a shot at Baker, slightly wounding Kate. She quickly forgives him, and the young couple soon wins acceptance at the Morton hearthside, completely in the good graces of Ted's family.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 20, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Wheel by Winchell Smith (New York, 29 Aug 1921).

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