~Wheel of Chance~
1928
~119-42: Richard Barthelmess~
Many thanks to Jack Theakston for the Identification of this photograph.
~119-82: Scene from WHEEL OF CHANCE, 1928~
Many thanks to Jack Theakston for the Identification of this photograph.
~119-87: Bodil Rosing & Warner Oland~
Many thanks to Jack Theakston for the Identification of this photograph.
~119-89: Richard Barthelmess~
Many thanks to Jack Theakston for the Identification of this photograph.
~Plot Synopsis~
The Turkeltaub family leaves Russia for the United States during the czarist regime, saddened by the
apparent death of little Schmulka, fraternal twin of their other son, Nickolai. In America, the Turkeltaubs
prosper; Nickolai becomes a prominent district attorney, and he is engaged to marry Ada Berkowitz.
Schmulka, now known as Jacob Talinef, is revealed to have survived his childhood, having been nursed
back to health by Hanscha Talinef, a midwife who brought him as a youth to New York. A young gangster
and a drunkard, Jacob accidentally kills Josie Drew, a promiscuous girl who once had a relationship with
Nickolai. Nickolai, as prosecuting attorney, is influenced by his mother, who is drawn to the redheaded
boy, to ask for leniency. After serving a short jail sentence, Jacob is finally reunited with his family.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Alfred Santell

Written by:
Gerald C. Duffy - writer
Garrett Graham - titles


Based on the story by Fannie Hurst.
~Cast~

Richard Barthelmess ...Nilolai Turkeltaub / Jacob Taline
Bodil Rosing ...Sara Turkeltaub
Warner Oland ...Mosher Turkeltaub
Anne Schaefer ...Hanscha Talinef (as Ann Schaeffer)
Lina Basquette ...Ada Berkowitz
Margaret Livingston ...Josie Drew
Sidney Franklin ...Pa Berkowitz
Martha Franklin ...Ma Berkowitz
Lon Poff ...Bit Part (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Distributed by: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Ernest Haller
Film Editing by: Cyril Gardner
Presenter: Richard A. Rowland

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: June 17, 1928