Back to this one. Subsequent ads attempted to capitalize on Teapot Dome oil-lease scandal. At least we know what it's about now. Rex Beach was a writer and Olympic water polo player. His first novel was "The Spoilers," which starred the fellow who played "The Brute" in that sea movie a few pages back, but that's for another site.

You can read "Flowing Gold" here, for free. Don't worry that you're cheating him out of royalties. Rex put a bullet in his head in '49 after his wife died.

The movie was remade in 1940; it's one of Frances Farmer's films. Her breakdown was still a few years off.