~A Wise Fool~
~Promotional photograph from The California Theater to promote the
screening of "A Wise Fool," for the week of July 31st, 1921~

James Kirkwood ...  Jean Jacques Barbille
Alice Hollister ...  Carmen Dolores
Ann Forrest ...  Zoe Barbille
Alan Hale ...  George Masson
Fred Huntley ...  Sebastian Dolores
William Boyd ...  Gerard Fynes
Truly Shattuck ...  Virginia Poucette
Harry Duffield ...  Fille
Charles Ogle ...  Judge Carcasson
John Herdman ...  The Curate
Mabel Van Buren ...  Madame Langlois
Wheeler Oakman ...  (uncredited)
~Plot Synopsis~
This confusing melodrama finds Jean Jacques Barbille (James Kirkwood) as the wealthy young man from
a small town in Quebec. Returning from a tour of Europe, he meets Carmen Delores (Alice Hollister), the
daughter of a Spanish adventurer. The two are married, much to the dismay of the other women who
coveted the towns most eligible bachelor. The two have a baby girl, but Carmen is driven into the arms
of George Masson (Alan Hale) when Jean fails to give her the required attention. Jean discovers the illicit
affair but spares George's life after he realizes he has only himself to blame for the break-up. Carmen
and the daughter leave for Montreal, and she places the child in a convent when she gets a job as a
chorus girl. Jean is left penniless when his mill burns down and his unscrupulous father-in-law steals his
money. When Jean refuses to allow his other daughter to marry, she elopes with her lover. Jean is left to
wander as a homeless vagabond, but he meets his daughter in Montreal by a simple twist of fate. After
father and daughter are reunited, his other daughter returns with her prosperous husband and vows to
care for their indigent father.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: George Melford

Written by: Gilbert Parker - adaptation

Based on the novel The Money Master by Gilbert Parker (New York, 1915).
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distributed by: Paramount Studios

Cinematography by: William Marshall

Released: June 26, 1921