Actor/director Charles Giblyn was a mainstay of the Universal Motion Picture Manufacturing Company from 1914 onward. One of Giblyn's more ambitious efforts was the four-part, twelve-reel The Adventures of Francois Villon; the first chapter, The Oubliette, featured a young Lon Chaney. Giblyn added screenwriting to his accomplishments with 1917's Scandal. After helming such jazz-age efforts as The Adventurous Sex (1925) and Ladies Beware (1927), Giblyn returned to his theatrical roots as an actor. Charles Giblyn played character parts in such talkies as Mysterious Fu Manchu (1929) and Prosperity (1932).