~He Comes Up Smiling~
1918
Directed by: Allan Dwan

Written by: Frances Marion

Based on the play by Emil Nyitray and Byron Ongley and the novel by
Charles Sherman
~Cast~

Douglas Fairbanks ... Jerry Martin
Marjorie Daw ... Billie Bartlett
Herbert Standing ... Mike
Frank Campeau ... John Bartlett
Bull Montana ... Baron Bean
Albert MacQuarrie ... Batchelor
Kathleen Kirkham ... Louise
Jay Dwiggins ... General
William Elmer
Robert Cain
Charles Stevens ... Townsman
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures

Distribution Company: Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Produced by: Douglas Fairbanks
Cinematography by: Joseph H. August & Hugh McClung

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: September 8, 1918
~Plot Synopsis~
This film was originally a 1914 stage play by Byron Ongley and Emil Mytray. Douglas Fairbanks was
the star on Broadway, and he also stars here. Although Jerry Martin (Fairbanks) is called "assistant
cashier" at the small-town bank where he works, his main duty is to take care of the Vice President's
pet canary. When the bird flies off, Jerry gives chase. Along the way he meets a hobo, Mike (Herbert
Standing), and decides to quit work and become a hobo himself. One day, while he is taking a swim in
a lake, yet another tramp, Baron Bean (Bull Montana) runs off with his clothes. Undaunted, Jerry
merely puts on the clothes of another bather, a stockbroker named Batchelor (Albert McQuarrie), and
he decides to take Batchelor's car and identity to boot. What Jerry doesn't know is that Batchelor is a
bitter enemy of John Bartlett (Frank Campeau), a financier. All he knows is that Bartlett has a pretty
daughter, Billy (Marjorie Daw). When Jerry finds Billy's father being threatened, he comes to his aid
and battles all comers, including the real Batchelor. Bartlett gratefully offers a partnership to Jerry,
which he accepts -- and then an emissary from the bank arrives, informing Jerry that the Vice
President has died and willed him his fortune, since he took such good care of his canary.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com