While doing some research tonight I came upon this cartoon of young Warren William with co-star Mildred Florence in “Twelve Miles Out,” which ran at the Playhouse Theatre on Broadway for 188 performances, November 16, 1925 through April 1926.
The cartoon is from the March 5, 1926 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
From TIME Magazine, November 30, 1925 edition under the heading New Plays:
Twelve Miles Out. Rum-running has featured so forcibly in our national life these last few years that it is only natural it should appear upon the stage. In this play the rumrunner is made a hero, a rough diamond rattling around in the greasy pocket of fate. He wins a lovely lady and confounds the competitors for his cargo, and there is much sea salt in evidence everywhere. One scene, with the schooner swaying in the swells, is amazingly accurate. Of the accuracy of the rest one may have doubts. Romance is seldom accurate. That is why people like to see it on the stage. Life turns the edges of romance too swiftly. Twelve Miles Out will probably serve until the holidays.
I think we have a pretty good idea as to who played the rum-runner.