~The Love Piker~
1923
Seeley Portrait of Robert Frazer & Anita Stewart
~Promotional Photograph from The California Theater to
promote the screening of "The Love Piker," in 1923~
~Cast~

Anita Stewart ...  Hope Warner
William Norris ...  Peter Van Huisen
Robert Frazer ...  Martin Van Huisen
Carl Gerard ...  Archie Pembroke (as Carl Gerrard)
Arthur Hoyt ...  Professor Click
Betty Francisco ...  Edith Cloney
Winston Miller ...  Willie Warner
Mayme Kelso ...  Mrs. Warner
Frederick Truesdell ...  Mr. warner
Robert Bolder ...  Butler
Cordelia Callahan ...  Maid
James F. Fulton ...  Judge
~Plot Synopsis~
The talents of screenwriter Frances Marion and star Anita Stewart are wasted in this flimsy, overlong
comedy-drama. Stewart's starring role, as snobbish society maiden Hope Warner, is surprisingly
unsympathetic. Hope meets handsome Martin Van Huisen (Robert W. Frazer) when he offers to pay her
speeding ticket. The two fall in love, even though he is far below her in social station. Martin's father,
Peter (William Norris), is particularly embarrassing with his crude demeanor and backward ways. When
the couple makes wedding plans, Hope decides not to invite the father of the groom. Her conscience,
however, starts eating away at her, and she spends a couple of tedious reels wonder whether she has
done the right thing. Ultimately, she repents her decision and disappears. The members of the wedding
party wait anxiously at the church, wondering what has happened to the bride. They get their answer
when she shows up with Peter by her side, and the wedding goes on (almost) as planned.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Written by: Frances Marion

Based on a story by Frank R. Adams
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Cosmopolitan Productions

Distribution Company: Goldwyn-Cosmopolitan Distributing Corporation

Cinematography by: George Barnes

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: July 22, 1923