Fire Flingers (1919)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

After a year's absence from the screen, Rupert Julian put all his talents into play -- he portrays both of the main characters in this rich man/poor man tale in addition to directing. Richard Olwell (Julian) is wealthy, a drunk, and mean to his wife (Jane Novak). Richard Hatton (Julian again) is a hard-working tramp printer who Olwell refuses to pay. In a fight between Hatton, Hatton's friend, and Olwell, the rich man dies in a fall, and with a switch of clothing, Hatton takes over the rich man's identity. His guilty conscience always has him on the verge of coming clean; meanwhile Olwell's wife is falling in love with him. Julian overplayed, as was his bent, but somehow it seemed to work for this film.



accident, conscience, drunk, fight, impersonation, love, victim, wealth