~Billions~
1920
~Promotional Photograph from The California Theater to promote
the screening of "Billions," for the week of March 6th, 1920. This
photograph features Charles Bryant & Alla Nazimova~
~Cast~

Alla Nazimova ...  Princess Triloff
Charles Bryant ...  Krakerfeller / Owen Carey
William Irving ...  Frank Manners
Victor Potel ...  Pushkin
John Steppling ...  Isaac Colben
Marian Skinner ...  Mrs. Colben
Bonnie Hill ...  Mazie Colben
Emmett King ...  John Blanchard
Eugene Klum ...  Bellboy
~Plot Synopsis~
Princess Triloff (Alla Nazimova), an emigrée from Czarist Russia, escapes to America where she
becomes a patron of the arts. She falls in love with the verses of impoverished poet Owen Carey (Charles
Bryant) and becomes his anonymous benefactor. When Owen inherits a fortune from his rich Uncle
Krakerfeller (also Charles Bryant), he assumes his uncle's identity and confers his own upon an
impoverished friend, Frank Manners (William Irving). At a resort, Owen meets the princess and falls in
love with her, but is chagrined to discover that she is enamored with Manners. The princess finally
discovers Owen's real identity and the two fall in love. However, when a later will rescinds Owen's
inheritance, he becomes intimidated by the princess' wealth and sulks away to his garret. The princess
follows him and they are happily reunited in poverty when she discovers that her fortune has been
confiscated in the revolution.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Ray C. Smallwood

Written by:
Charles Bryant - scenario
Alla Nazimova  - titles
Charles E. Whittaker  - adaptation

Based on the play L'Homme riche by Jean Jose Frappa and Henry
Dupuy-Mazuel (Paris, Jun 1914).
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Nazimova Productions

Distribution Company: Metro Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: Rudolph J. Bergquist
Film Editing by:
Alla Nazimova
Art Direction by: Natacha Rambova
Costume Design by: Natacha Rambova

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: December 6, 1920
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