~American Aristocracy~
1916
Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Written by: Anita Loos (story)
~Cast~

Douglas Fairbanks ... Cassius Lee
Jewel Carmen ... Geraldine Hicks
C.A. de Lima ... Leander Hicks (as Charles De Lima)
Albert Parker ... Percy Horton
Artie Ortego ... Delgado (as Arthur Ortego)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... Mexican (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Fine Arts Film Company

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Cinematography by: Victor Fleming
Assistant Cinematographer: Glen MacWilliams
Supervisor:
D.W. Griffith

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 52 Minutes
Released: November 5, 1916

Filmed at:
Watch Hill, Rhode Island, USA
~Plot Synopsis~
American Aristocracy is a breezy satirical silent farce totally dominated by its star, Douglas Fairbanks
Sr. Screenwriter Anita Loos based the film's plot on her own short story, which cast a jaundiced eye
on "nouveau riche" Americans who tried to buy their way into society's upper crust during the
pre-World War I years. Fairbanks plays the scion of an old, established and very wealthy Virginian
family, who believes in democracy rather than plutocracy. He takes it upon himself to puncture the
pretensions of a bunch of would-be snobs at a vacation resort, finding time to quell a plan to sell arms
to Mexican insurgents. It goes without saying that he wins the heroine (Jewel Carmen), a would-be
snob who turns out to be a "regular fellow" at heart.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com