~A Little Brother of the Rich~
1919
~Kathryn Adams~
~Plot Syopsis~
Paul Potter (Frank Mayo) is a Midwestern boy who goes to Yale and becomes a shallow society wannabe.
When Sylvia (Kathryn Adams), the "girl back home" comes to visit, her simple clothes and demeanor pale
next to the other, more stylish girls. Since Sylvia is no dummy, she decides to let Paul go his own way,
which he does -- to Wall Street and a bad marriage. Meanwhile, Sylvia's family finds itself in dire financial
straits, and she becomes an actress. While Paul struggles with the boredom of his life, Sylvia becomes
famous and wealthy. The two encounter each other again, and Sylvia thinks she still loves Paul until he
shows his true colors by making her an indecent proposal. With that, she goes off in a huff and marries
her leading man. Future silent-screen idol John Gilbert had a small featured role as the son of a
millionaire. This picture was based on a book of the same name by Joseph Medill Patterson. The novel
was sophisticated for its time, and caused quite a few raised eyebrows. Typically for a Hollywood
production of its era, the content was watered down. On top of that, it suffered lackadaisical direction,
making poor entertainment out of potentially interesting subject matter.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed & Written by: Lynn Reynolds

Based on the novel
A Little Brother of the Rich by Joseph Medill Patterson
(New York, 1908).
~Cast~

J. Barney Sherry ...  Henry Leamington
Kathryn Adams ...  Sylvia Castle
Frank Mayo ...  Paul Potter
Lila Leslie ...  Muriel Evers
John Gilbert ...  Carl Wilmerding
Ruth Royce ...  Undetermined Role (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Film Manufacturing Company

Cinematography by: Phil Rosen

Length: 6 Reels
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Released: July 7, 1919