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This film was also reviewed as Bobby Burnit ... More Less

This film was also reviewed as Bobby Burnit . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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18 Jul 14
p. 488.
MPN
17 Oct 14
p. 57, 80
MPW
10 Oct 14
p. 252.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Making of Bobby Burnit by George Randolph Chester (New York, 1909) and the play, Bobby Burnit , by Winchell Smith (New York, 22 Aug 1910).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Bobby Burnit
Release Date:
17 September 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bobby Burnit, a naïve young man, inherits $300,000 from his father, a hard-working entrepreneur. Because the will specifies that the money must be invested, Agnes Elliston, Bobby's sweetheart, suggests that he take over his father's chain of stores. Soon Bobby becomes the dupe of various swindlers and charlatans, among them Sam Stone and Bobby's shady lawyer. With the help of Bobby's friend Biff Bates and Daniel Johnson, a loyal employee of Bobby's father, the swindlers are exposed in the newspaper and Bobby's inheritance is saved. Finally, after rescuing Agnes from Stone's advances, Bobby proposes to her, thus complying with all of his late father's ... +


Bobby Burnit, a naïve young man, inherits $300,000 from his father, a hard-working entrepreneur. Because the will specifies that the money must be invested, Agnes Elliston, Bobby's sweetheart, suggests that he take over his father's chain of stores. Soon Bobby becomes the dupe of various swindlers and charlatans, among them Sam Stone and Bobby's shady lawyer. With the help of Bobby's friend Biff Bates and Daniel Johnson, a loyal employee of Bobby's father, the swindlers are exposed in the newspaper and Bobby's inheritance is saved. Finally, after rescuing Agnes from Stone's advances, Bobby proposes to her, thus complying with all of his late father's wishes. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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