GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayBernard McConville Duration LanguageSilent
DirectorEdward Dillon WriterBernard McConville CinematographyDavid Abel CountryUnited States
Release date1916 GenresComedy, Silent film, Drama film CastBessie Love (Waffles), Carmel Myers (waitress), Max Davidson (Shorty Olson), Lucille Young (Clara Johnstone), Alfred Paget (Bert Gallagher) Similar moviesThe Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Heiress at Coffee Dan's is a 1916 silent comedy-drama film starring Bessie Love, directed by Edward Dillon.
Waffles (Love) is a Swedish immigrant who is working as a waitress in Coffee Dan's, a diner. A band of thieves gives her the impression that she is an heiress, and she briefly enjoys a time in a mansion. When the real heiress appears, Waffles contacts the police, receives a reward, and buys the diner.
Bessie Love as Waffles
Frank Bennett as Carl Miller
Max Davidson as Shorty Olson
Lucille Younge as Clara Johnstone
Alfred Paget as Bert Gallagher
Alva Blake as Slim Magee
Carmel Myers as a waitress
Reviewer George Graves liked the film, but would have preferred it as a straight comedy. He called the direction "adequate", but praised the "always pleasing" Bessie Love.