~The Habit of Happiness~
1916
Directed by: Allan Dwan

Written by:
Allan Dwan
Shannon Fife
~Cast~

Douglas Fairbanks ... Sunny Wiggins
George Fawcett ... Jonathan Pepper
Macey Harlam ... Foster (as Macey Harlan)
Dorothy West ... Elsie Pepper
George Backus ... Mr. Wiggins
Grace Rankin ... Clarice Wiggins
William Jefferson ... Jones
Adolphe Menjou ... Society Man (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Fine Arts Film Company

Distribution Company: Triangle Distributing

Music by: Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography by: Victor Fleming

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: March 12, 1916
~Plot Synopsis~
Douglas Fairbanks stars as "Sunny" Wiggins, who believes in eternal optimism and good spirits. This
places Wiggins at odds with his staid, wealthy family, who decide to get even when he blithely invites
a group of derelicts to his sister's coming-out party. Wiggins is ordered to go to Skid Row, there to try
to spread his cheerful philosophy amongst the dregs of society. Along the way, he "cures" a
pessimistic physician, winning the man's pretty daughter (Dorothy West) in the process. Habit of
Happiness was another copacetic collaboration between star Douglas Fairbanks and director Allan
Dwan.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com