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DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Oct 20
p. 2093.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 2317.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2357.
Wid's
19 Sep 20
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15568
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,785
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Plumbers William Wilson and Joe Blynn are partners who share quite different ambitions. Will aspires to wealth and glamour while Joe is content with their plumbing business. While fixing a leak in the Hoban mansion, millionaire Hoban overhears Will's grumbling and offers the pair a chance to participate in a business deal. Will jumps at the offer, and soon they are arrayed in fine clothing and appointed to the posts of president and secretary of the Scandia Copper Company, while two attractive vamps make them forget their own sweethearts. All goes well until a raid by the United States Secret Service discloses that the Scandia Corporation is a bogus company that has been defrauding people through the mails. The erstwhile plumbers are arrested and injured in a fight while escaping, and then land in the hospital. Finally matters are cleared up; they are reunited with their sweethearts and promise to forget high ... +


Plumbers William Wilson and Joe Blynn are partners who share quite different ambitions. Will aspires to wealth and glamour while Joe is content with their plumbing business. While fixing a leak in the Hoban mansion, millionaire Hoban overhears Will's grumbling and offers the pair a chance to participate in a business deal. Will jumps at the offer, and soon they are arrayed in fine clothing and appointed to the posts of president and secretary of the Scandia Copper Company, while two attractive vamps make them forget their own sweethearts. All goes well until a raid by the United States Secret Service discloses that the Scandia Corporation is a bogus company that has been defrauding people through the mails. The erstwhile plumbers are arrested and injured in a fight while escaping, and then land in the hospital. Finally matters are cleared up; they are reunited with their sweethearts and promise to forget high society. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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