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John Hunter Booth's play also was the basis of the musical comedy Talk About Girls , music by Harold Orlob and Stephen Jones, lyrics by William Carey Duncan and Daniel Kusell (New York, 14 Jun 1927). In 1935, Samuel French published Booth's original play under the title Rolling Home ... More Less

John Hunter Booth's play also was the basis of the musical comedy Talk About Girls , music by Harold Orlob and Stephen Jones, lyrics by William Carey Duncan and Daniel Kusell (New York, 14 Jun 1927). In 1935, Samuel French published Booth's original play under the title Rolling Home . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 May 1926.
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New York Times
8 Jun 1926
p. 22.
Variety
9 Jun 1926
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Like a King by John Hunter Booth (New York, 3 Oct 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 June 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 6 June 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 May 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22695
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,993
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nat Alden, an enthusiastic but unlucky promoter, fails in a venture and is evicted from the office of Mr. Grubbell, a capitalist involved in the deal; outside he meets Dan Mason, an old Army buddy, who is now Grubbell's chauffeur. Nat induces Mason to take leave and drive him to his home in a Rolls-Royce, for the townspeople have been led to believe he is a millionaire. Nat is met by a brass band and cheers, and the leading citizens press him for charity contributions. He convinces the people that the local waterfall will bring wealth, and with a fake check he buys the power franchise. A capitalist offers to buy him out; he accepts the offer to cover his check; but Grubbell appears and denounces Nat and Mason as crooks. Then Grubbell learns that the franchise is genuine and makes a better offer; Nat accepts and settles down with Phyllis, who had rejected him as a ... +


Nat Alden, an enthusiastic but unlucky promoter, fails in a venture and is evicted from the office of Mr. Grubbell, a capitalist involved in the deal; outside he meets Dan Mason, an old Army buddy, who is now Grubbell's chauffeur. Nat induces Mason to take leave and drive him to his home in a Rolls-Royce, for the townspeople have been led to believe he is a millionaire. Nat is met by a brass band and cheers, and the leading citizens press him for charity contributions. He convinces the people that the local waterfall will bring wealth, and with a fake check he buys the power franchise. A capitalist offers to buy him out; he accepts the offer to cover his check; but Grubbell appears and denounces Nat and Mason as crooks. Then Grubbell learns that the franchise is genuine and makes a better offer; Nat accepts and settles down with Phyllis, who had rejected him as a millionaire. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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