~Flirting with Fate~
Directed by: Christy Cabanne        

Written by:
Robert M. Baker - story
Christy Cabanne

Douglas Fairbanks ... Augy Holliday
Jewel Carmen ... Gladys - the Girl
Howard Gaye ... Roland Dabney
W.E. Lawrence ... Harry Hansum
George Beranger ... Automatic Joe
Dorothy Haydel ... Phyllis
Lillian Langdon  ... Mrs. Kingsley
Wilbur Higby ... The Landlord
J.P. McCarty  ... The Detective
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Fine Arts Film Company

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Cinematography by: William Fildew
D.W. Griffith

Length: 57 Minutes
Runtime: 5 Reels
Released: July 9, 1916
~Plot Synopsis~
The plot of Flirting With Fate probably wasn't new in 1916, and it certainly wouldn't disappear with
this film. Douglas Fairbanks Sr. plays a struggling artist whose heart is broken when his sweetheart
Jewel Carmen is promised in marriage to someone else. The woebegone Fairbanks decides he has
nothing left to live for, but he isn't up to committing suicide; thus, he hires a professional killer to do
the deed. When Fairbanks inherits a million dollars, Carmen's parents suddenly decide that he's
worthy of their daughter's hand. The trick now is to call off the hired assassin--who is nowhere to be

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com