~In Again, Out Again~
1917
Directed by: John Emerson

Written by: Anita Loos
~Cast~

Douglas Fairbanks ... Teddy Rutherford
Arline Pretty ... Janie Dubb
Walter Walker ... Sheriff Dubb
Arnold Lucy ... Amos Jennings
Helen Greene ... Pacifica Jennings
Homer Hunt ... Henry Pinchit
Albert Parker ... Jerry
Bull Montana ... Quenton Auburn, the Burglar
Ada Gilman ... Teddy's Mother
Frank Lalor ... Pinkie, the Druggist
Betty Tyrel ... The Nurse
W.C. Robinson ... The Trustee (as Spike Robinson)
Erich von Stroheim ... Officer (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Douglas Fairbanks Pictures

Distribution Company: Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Produced by: Douglas Fairbanks
Cinematography by: Arthur Edeson
Art Direction by:
Erich von Stroheim
Assistant Directors: Howard Hawks & Erich von Stroheim
Publicist: B.F. Zeidman

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: April 30, 1917

Filmed in:
Los Angeles, California, USA (interiors)
New York City, New York, USA
~Plot Synopsis~
This was only one of many films that proved that the team of silent star Douglas Fairbanks, director
John Emerson, and scenarist/wit Anita Loos was unbeatable when it came to comic adventure. Teddy
Rutherford (Fairbanks) goes on a bender when he discovers that his sweetie (Helen Greene) loves
another man (Homer Hunt) -- and the guy is a pacifist to boot (not a virtue admired in the days of
World War I)! After this binge, Teddy wakes up in jail to the ministrations of Janie (Arline Pretty), the
sheriff's daughter. In due course, he is released, but he wants nothing more than to go back to the
lock-up and to Janie. His attempts to break into the jail are hilarious but unsuccessful. Finally, he
gets arrested again for impersonating a man who has plotted to dynamite a munitions factory. The
sheriff's assistant -- Teddy's rival for Janie's affections -- tries to get rid of Teddy once and for all by
instigating a lynching. But Teddy uses his impressive athletic abilities to escape the mob, leave the
jail, and capture the real bomber. Erich vonStroheim was art director on this picture, but his Prussian
persona caused trouble when he tried to order some explosives for one of its scenes. The Secret
Service rushed to Fairbanks' studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and as a result of this incident, the star
fired vonStroheim.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com