Three Wise Fools (1923 film)
|Three Wise Fools|
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Written by||June Mathis (scenario)|
John McDermott (adaptation)
James O'Hanlon (adaptation)
Winchell Smith (play)
Austin Strong (play)
King Vidor (scenario)
|Cinematography||Charles Van Enger|
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Three Wise Fools is notable as an early high-profile role for the then-up and coming William Haines. Haines would later recall that he felt distracted by the top hat he wears in the film and, as a result, felt that his performance was terrible. However, his performance received positive notices in contemporary reviews, and Haines was offered a choice of four new film roles after the film's success. Claude Gillingwater was the only cast member from the original 1918 Broadway play.
- Claude Gillingwater as Theodore Findley
- Eleanor Boardman as Rena Fairchild / Sydney Fairfield
- William H. Crane as Hon. James Trumbull
- Alec B. Francis as Dr. Richard Gaunt
- John St. Polis as John Crawshay (as John Sainpolis)
- William Haines as Gordon Schuyler
- Lucien Littlefield as Douglas
- ZaSu Pitts as Mickey
- Martha Mattox as Saunders
- Creighton Hale as Young Trumbull
- Raymond Hatton as Young Gaunt
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