A Bit Of Jade

A Bit Of Jade is considered to be a lost film.

U.S.A. Release: April 1, 1918

Produced by: American Film Corporation
Distributed by: Mutual Film Corporation
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Written By: Mildred Carl Graham, Scenario by Karl R. Coolidge

Black & White
Five Reels
Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format

Mary Miles Minter as Phyllis King
Allan Forrest as Grayson Blair
David Howard as Cuthbert King
Vera Lewis as Mrs. Abigail King
Al Ferguson as Rhi
Clarence Burton as Lantz

Cuthbert King has a gambling problem and needs some money in a hurry. He presses his sister, Phyllis King (played by Mary Miles Minter), for a loan over lunch. As he leaves the restaurant, he accidently puts on a jacket belonging to Grayson Blair. The jacket had contained a rare, Hindu, necklace in one of the pockets. Blair, however, was more interested in watching the lovely Phillis than he was in keeping an eye on his belongings. He picks up her lunch check, unaware of the missing valuable.

Once he gets home and realizes the loss, he assumes the worse and thinks that Phyllis has swiped the necklace. She, however, has found the necklace and assumes that her brother has stolen it. She starts trying to locate Grayson so she can return it. In the meantime, however, Grayson is nearly killed by Rhi who has been tracking the jewel in order to return it to a Hindu idol from which it had been originally stolen. Eventually, it becomes known to all that the overcoats have been switched and everything works itself out. The film concludes as Phyllis readily accepts Grayson's proposal of marriage.


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