The Habit of Happiness (1916)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Douglas Fairbanks stars as "Sunny" Wiggins, who believes in eternal optimism and good spirits. This places Wiggins at odds with his staid, wealthy family, who decide to get even when he blithely invites a group of derelicts to his sister's coming-out party. Wiggins is ordered to go to Skid Row, there to try to spread his cheerful philosophy amongst the dregs of society. Along the way, he "cures" a pessimistic physician, winning the man's pretty daughter (Dorothy West) in the process. Habit of Happiness was another copacetic collaboration between star Douglas Fairbanks and director Allan Dwan.

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bum, daughter, doctor/nurse, family, funeral, group, habit [custom], happiness, help, home, mission [quest], nouveau-riche, party, patient [medical], sister, society, son, teacher