Melting Millions (1917)

Comedy | 19 February 1917

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HISTORY

The 1927 ten-part Pathé serial Melting Millions also bears Joseph Anthony Roach's story credit. However, plot synopses of the film and the serial bear little resemblance to each ... More Less

The 1927 ten-part Pathé serial Melting Millions also bears Joseph Anthony Roach's story credit. However, plot synopses of the film and the serial bear little resemblance to each other. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 Mar 1917
p. 1039.
Motion Picture News
17 Mar 1917
p. 1716.
Motog
3 Mar 17
p. 484.
Moving Picture World
20 Jan 1917
p. 26.
Moving Picture World
17 Mar 1917
p. 1760.
Variety
2 Mar 17
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
WRITER
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
18 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10213
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the death of his wealthy Uncle Peter, Jack Ballentine, an irresponsible youth, learns that his uncle's will stipulates that in order to inherit his fortune, Jack must prove to his guardian, Mrs. Walton, that he is a competent business man. Totally lacking any business acumen, Jack soon after loses a large sum of money by investing in a smokeless torpedo. While at ringside during a prize fight, Jack discovers that the game is fixed, and in the ensuing free for all, the referee is killed. Jack escapes and goes out West, where he rescues old Bailey and his daughter Jane from a gang of robbers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Walton has tied up Jack's bank account, leaving him nearly penniless. Jack proves his mettle, however, when he saves Jane from being kidnapped by her father's former secretary, and all ends happily as he wins Mrs. Walton's approval and marries ... +


After the death of his wealthy Uncle Peter, Jack Ballentine, an irresponsible youth, learns that his uncle's will stipulates that in order to inherit his fortune, Jack must prove to his guardian, Mrs. Walton, that he is a competent business man. Totally lacking any business acumen, Jack soon after loses a large sum of money by investing in a smokeless torpedo. While at ringside during a prize fight, Jack discovers that the game is fixed, and in the ensuing free for all, the referee is killed. Jack escapes and goes out West, where he rescues old Bailey and his daughter Jane from a gang of robbers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Walton has tied up Jack's bank account, leaving him nearly penniless. Jack proves his mettle, however, when he saves Jane from being kidnapped by her father's former secretary, and all ends happily as he wins Mrs. Walton's approval and marries Jane. +

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