The Man Who Trifled

Writer, Director, The Man Who Trifled, 1921 silent film (lost).

“A drama of a man’s regeneration through a woman’s power.”

“A remarkable photoplay of the regenerative power of a Woman’s love. The romance of a man with too much money.”

The Man Who Trifled is the story of an artist who ‘falls in love’ with a country girl. To him, it’s only a passing fancy, and he returns to the city. She follows later when she thinks she needs him, but finds him amid scenes of revelry. She returns home. “But of course, he follows,” one reviewer wrote, “and again, of course, he saves her life.”

Bradley used his leading man H. Dudley Hawley in this scenic outdoor comedy.

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The Man Who Trifled, 5-reel film (romantic comedy, Dramafilms, released 1921). Written and directed by Will H. Bradley (as Will Bradley). Produced by Dramafilms. Distributed by Arrow Film Corporation. Posters by Ritchey.

Cast: H. Dudley Hawley, and others tbd.

1921 The Man Who Trifled ad

Display ad, Exhibitors Herald, 16 Apr 1921, p 297.

Ref: Band Box theatre ad, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, IL), 17 Mar 1921, p 33. ‘What the theatres offer this week,’ Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, Michigan), 27 Mar 1921. ‘Guide to current pictures,’ Exhibitors Herald, 2 Apr 1921, 104; 9 Apr 1921, p 88. Display ad, Exhibitors Herald, 16 Apr 1921, p 297. Motion Picture News, 3 Sep 1921, 215. Wid’s Year Book 1921, New York: Wid’s Films and Film Folks, 1921, p 383. Film Yearbook 1922-23, Hollywood and New York: Wid’s Films and Film Folks, 1922, pp 209, 218.


Citation: Lindsay, Martin S. The Man Who Trifled. Website: Accessed 18 Jan 2020, <>. Bibliography. References.